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Giant Receives 4K Restoration, Steven Spielberg Intro at TCM Classic Film Festival

The upcoming world premiere of the 4K restoration of giant, George Stevens‘sweep Elizabeth Taylor, rock hudson, and james dean-Starrer, which received ten Oscar nominations after its release in 1956, has just been acquired Another Giant. (That is, to introduce it.) Stevens won his second Oscar for directing the family saga, set in Texas in the days of the oil boom, adapted by Edna FerberThe controversial novel. The film will premiere at the 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place from April 21-24.

“Attendees will be treated to an extensive offering of great films, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more,” the press release states. This year’s theme is “All Together Now: Back to the Big Screen”.

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As part of TCM’s growing collaboration with The Film Foundation – the organization founded by Martin Scorsese over thirty years ago, which has restored and released almost a thousand classic films to date – handpicked by board member Spielberg giant “as one of the group’s latest restoration projects,” says a press release. He worked with the Warner Bros. Archives team for a year to complete the restoration process.


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Image from Warner Bros.

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Spielberg says:

“Anything that pretends to call itself giant better have the goods to keep such a high promise. Both Edna Ferber and George Stevens went above and beyond the title to bring such an epic American story to the big screen, and I’m proud to have been a small part of the restoration team of this classic film.”

steven says:

“I was with my dad while I was writing this giant script, and he judged films by how they withstood “the test of time.” giant more than passed that test, and he would be grateful that Steven, Marty, The Film Foundation and Warner Bros. have achieved this brilliant restoration for a new generation to see giant on the big screen, streaming and Blu-ray.”

A press statement provides a bit more context on The Film Foundation:

The Film Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese in 1990 to protect and preserve film history. Working with archives and studios, the Foundation has helped restore over 925 films, which are made available to the public through programs at festivals, museums and educational institutions worldwide. To date, the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project has restored 47 films from 27 countries, representing the rich diversity of cinema from around the world. The Foundation’s free educational program, The History of the Moviesteaches young people – over 10 million to date – about film language and history.

The 4K recovery of giant will premiere during the TMC Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater in April.


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