“Houston Chronicle” Top Texas Film Picks
Monday, September 3, 2018:
This sprawling epic covers two generations in the family of wealthy Texas cattle baron Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson), who is married to the strong-willed Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor). Based on the Edna Ferber novel, Giant explores the problems the couple faces adjusting to life together, as well as the politics and prejudice of the time. James Dean—in his final film performance—plays resentful ranch hand Jett. Secretly in love with Leslie, Jett winds up striking oil on his own. Carroll Baker and Dennis Hopper also star.
• Everything you’ve always wanted to know about “Giant” —“Houston Chronicle”
• “Giant”: The National Film of Texas —“Cowboys & Indians”
• Bringing “Giant” to the Big Screen —“New York Times”
• Texas’s Own “Gone with the Wind” —Selvedge Yard
• Elizabeth Taylor’s Summer in Marfa —“Texas Monthly”
• These Are the 50 Greatest Texas Movies Ever. Ever. —“Houston Chronicle”
Tickets for Giant
Monday, September 3, 2018 1 p.m.
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