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Author: Fred GuiolIvan MoffatGeorge StevensHenry GinsbergElizabeth TaylorAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Two-disc special edView all editions and formats
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Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Edna Ferber; Edna Ferber
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Guiol; Ivan Moffat; George Stevens; Henry Ginsberg; Elizabeth Taylor; Rock Hudson; James Dean; Carroll Baker; Jane Withers; Chill Wills; Mercedes McCambridge; Sal Mineo; Dennis Hopper; Judith Evelyn; Paul Fix; Dimitri Tiomkin; Edna Ferber; Stephen Farber; William C Mellor; Giant Productions (Firm); Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790771489 9780790771489 1419811010 9781419811012
OCLC Number: 52393636
Language Note: Languages: English (Dolby surround stereo) or French (mono), subtitles: English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
Based on the novel by Edna Ferber.
Special features: Disc 1, side A: Feature film (scenes 1-30) ; feature-length audio commentary by film critic Stephen Farber, screenwriter Ivan Moffat and George Stevens Jr. ; introduction by George Stevens Jr. Disc 1, side B: Feature film (scenes 31-56) ; documentary "George Stevens : filmmakers who knew him". Disc 2. Documentaries "Memories of Giant" and "Return to Giant", in which cast, crew and Texans spin small and tall tales about the film's legacy; New York premiere TV special ; Hollywood premiere featurette; project kickoff newsreel; behind the cameras segments; original/reissue theatrical trailers; extensive production notes; production stills and documents galleries; director filmography; awards notes; cast and crew.
Credits: Director of photography, William C. Mellor; editor, William Hornbeck; music, Dimitri Tiomkin.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Judith Evelyn, Paul Fix.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Director, George Stevens (1957).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 2 videodiscs (201 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Disc 1. Feature film --
Disc 2. Special features.
Other Titles: George Stevens, filmmakers who knew him.
Memories of Giant.
Return to Giant.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. presents a George Stevens production ; Giant Productions ; screenplay by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat ; produced by George Stevens and Henry Ginsberg ; directed by George Stevens.

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Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.

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