An American Chimera

Giant

James Dean as Jett Rink in Giant - 1956

An amazing film about mid 20th century Texas. This is the Texas my parents were born into. For better or worse this is where we were as a culture. It is not always nice or kind but it is always honest. I have to say that things are better now then they were then. It is a story about the transformation of a man and his family, his state and state of mind. It is the story of my home state of Texas as it was in the 1950’s. In 2005 this film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress.

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