Sunday, February 21, 2010

Best Pictures That Never Were: Day 4

Year: 1956
Movie: Giant
Best Picture Winner: Around the World in 80 Days
Want to talk about a film being robbed, well Giant is that film. I never cared much for Around the World in 80 Days, yeah it’s entertaining but it doesn’t have the emotion that Giant had.
Giant is such a large movie in scale and in story. It covers three generations of land-rich Texans and all the goings on in their family. Director George Stevens won the Academy Award for this film and that is no surprise.
The cast made up of Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. This is by far James Dean’s best work. I know a lot of people remember him from the movie “A Rebel Without a Cause” but that performances does not even compare to his work in this film.
Everything in this film was put together so well, from the settings, to the story to the performances there is something that will grab everyone.
If you haven’t seen Giant you’re missing out on so much.

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