Friday, 15 April 2011

you shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.

Giant (1956)
Chosen by Lauren Parker who had this to say: 'This takes A LOT of sitting of though so much so I've only watched it in its entirety once, you even have to flip the dvd over! However once again it has a stunning performance by Dean, and it doesn't hurt that he's a handsome cowboy! It does cover a long time scale which makes it rewarding to watch but one viewing might be enough'

Like Gone with the Wind if that film replaced civil war for oil, Giant is a long, dull, worthy (it tackles racism but itself pans away from Dennis Hopper kissing his Mexican bride) 'Epic' with some good performances but too full of screenwriter's contrivances that depower any genuine sentiment it wants to earn.

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