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Little Things About GIANT

Think you know the national movie of Texas? Well, pardner, tie up your pony and give our trivia quiz a try.
By K.W. |

How big was Bick Benedict’s ranch, the Reata?

Dimitri Tiomkin did the musical score for Giant, but can you name one of the two other classic westerns that he scored? (Hint: one starred John Wayne, the other Gary Cooper.)

What did Jett serve to Leslie when he invited her into the Little Reata?

What college did Judy Benedict want to attend over the protest of mother Leslie that it was “a man’s school”?

What actor in Giant appeared as a regular in the television series “The Rifleman”? What was his television character’s name?

We all know that Dennis Hopper played Jordy Benedict, Bick and Leslie’s sensitive son, but what actress played Juana, bis wife?

When Jett Rink shows up at the Benedicts’ house for Christmas, he is offered a gift stocking by Luz Benedict, What was his reply?

While James Dean was filming Giant, he was under contract to do a movie about Hilly the Kid. What was the name of that film and who took his place in the lead role after his death?

In Giant, Bick travels to Leslie’s parents’ house to ask her to come back to him. She replies that she is still the same person and still has a mind of her own. What is his reply?

What is the name of the turkey that is eaten on Thanksgiving Day?

Name the film that starred Karen Black, Sandy Dennis and Cher and was based on the Marfa filming of Giant. Bonus if you can name the director.

Name the film that starred Kevin Costner and Judd Nelson about a group of college students who travel to Marfa to spend a night at the Reata so they can “breathe the same air James Dean breathed.”

ANSWERS

595.000 ACRES

RED RIVER AND HIGH NOON

TEA

TEXAS TECH

PAUL FIX PLAYED MICAH, THE SHERIFF ON “THE RIFLEMA

ELSA CARDENAS

“CHRISTMAS? I THOUGHT THAT WAS NEXT WEEK.

THE LEFT-HANDED BUN. PAUL NEWMAN TOOK THE ROLE AFTER DEAN DIED

“THAT’S OK. WE TEXANS LIKE A LITTLE VINEGAR ON OUR GREENS.”

PEDRO

COME BACK TO THE FIVE & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN. DIRECTED BY ROBERT ALTMAN

FANDANGO

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