Giant: Revisiting George Stevens Epic, Starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean in his Last Role

Even critics who consider Giant to be too sprawling a saga, more impressive in ambition than execution, agree that the scenes between James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor generate heat, and that the racial element is poignant and ahead of its times.

Last Duel, The: Ridley Scott’s Film, Christmas 2020

Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, from Fox, is set for a limited release date of December 25, 2020, and will get a wide release on January 8, 2021.

Joker: First R-Rated Movie in History to Cross $1 Billion

Warner Bros.’ Joker became the first R-rated movie in history to earn over $1 billion at the global box office.

French Culture and Cinema

Biblio: Carpenter, Humphrey. Geniuses Together: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s. Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Share this:

Schindler’s List: Producer Branko Lustig, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 87

Holocaust survivor and Oscar winner Branko Lustig, who won the Best Picture Oscars for Schindler’s List and Gladiator, has died at his home in Croatia. He was 87.