22 August 2011 4:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Beverly Hills, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Monday Nights with Oscar® will present “Giant” on Monday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The evening will also feature actress Carroll Baker and historian Foster Hirsch in an onstage discussion about the making of “Giant” and working with George Stevens.

In the 1956 film adaptation of the novel by Edna Ferber, screenwriters Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffatt bring to life the saga of a family of Texas ranchers headed by Jordan “Bick” Benedict (Rock Hudson) and his wife, Maryland socialite Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor).  Spanning several decades, Stevens’s “Giant” is drama on a grand scale, confronting themes of family expectations, class warfare, alcoholism, discrimination against Mexican Americans, and how the oil industry transformed a generation of Texas ranchers into super-rich oil barons. In addition to Baker, the star-studded »

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