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Giant (1956) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and Henry Ginsberg.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Edna Ferber published in 1952.

Giant was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames DeanNominated
Best ActorRock HudsonNominated
Best Supporting ActressMercedes McCambridgeNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Ralph S. HurstNominated
Best Costume DesignMoss Mabry, Marjorie BestNominated
Best DirectorGeorge StevensWon
Best Film EditingWilliam Hornbeck, Philip W. Anderson, Fred BohananNominated
Best Music - ScoringDimitri TiomkinNominated
Best PictureGeorge Stevens and Henry Ginsberg, ProducersNominated
Best WritingFred Guiol, Ivan MoffatNominated
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Quotes from

Jett Rink: You sure do look pretty, Miss Leslie. Pert nigh good enough to eat!


Jordan 'Bick' Benedict: You want to know something, Leslie? If I live to be ninety, I will never figure you out.


Leslie Benedict: Money isn't everything, Jett.
Jett Rink: Not when you've got it.


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In the final fist fight, note how Rock Hudson's punches are slightly louder than the diner owner's, in a subtle effort to make audiences believe that he would win the fight.
Orson Welles was inspired by the film to make The Other Side of the Wind, one of his many unfinished opuses. It tells of an old director trying to complete an epic movie and being taunted by his young male lead who keeps calling him "Fatso". The director encourages his star to buy a sports car. In what exists of the film, the director is played by lean, lanky John Huston. "Fatso", however, was James Dean's nickname for George Stevens during the making of "Giant".
George Stevens eschewed the use of the CinemaScope format, as he felt that the lenses tended to distort the image. In terms of his story, he felt that height was much more important than width.
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