Giant is a 1956 American epic Western drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted from Edna Ferber's 1952 novel. Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations.
Giant = 51. Edna Ferber = 51, the woman who wrote the novel. Bick Benedict = 51. James Dean was born on a date with 51 numerology (2+18+31 = 51). Dean moved to NYC in '51 to pursue his acting career. The 51st prime number is 233. Luck = 233. Horse = 233.
Giant = 24. Colts = 24. Texas = 24. Dean = 24. Edna = 24. Rebel = 24. Dean was 24 when he died. "Rebel Without a Cause", Dean's movie before Giant, which he is well known for. Eli Manning is a "Rebel" himself, as he played college football at Ole Miss.
Giants = 25. Jimmy = 25. Rink = 25. James dean born on a day with 25 numerology (2+1+8+1+9+3+1 = 25) in Marion = 250. Super Bowl on 2/5.
Giants = 70. Jimmy = 70. Leslie Benedict = 70. James Dean born on a day with 70 numerology (2+31+19+55 = 70), in Marion = 70. Director George Stevens died at 70 years old, in 1975. Indianapolis Colts = 75. Andrew Austen Luck = 75.
Dean has connections to both Indiana and New York. He was born in Marion Indiana, a fitting town for his birthday. Marion = 250, 70, 420, 34. 2/18/1931 = 70, 34, 25, 51. Giants = 25/34.
After graduating High School in 1949, Jimmy moved to California to attend college at UCLA. He dropped out in January 1951 and moved to New York to act full-time. His final resting place is Fairmount, Indiana.
The film released in 1956, 60 years ago. Dean = 60. Bick Benedict = 60. Indianapolis = 60. James Dean = 216, and here we are in the year 2016. Oil = 216. Sixty = 97. This is the 97th NFL Season. Sixty = 25. Giants = 25.
60 years ago, the 1956 NFL Championship was won by the New York Giants. They defeated the Chicago Bears by a score of 47-7. This years Super Bowl will be the 47th SB of the modern era. Luck = 47. Rock Hudson = 47. Oil Tycoon = 47. The Colts play in a stadium named after Oil... Lucas Oil Stadium. And of course, Houston, the site of the SB, is known for it's original team, the Houston Oilers, of which Andrew Luck and Eli Manning's fathers were both members of during their careers. Oliver Luck = 47. Archie Manning has birth numerology of 47 (5+19+1+9+4+9 = 47)
The '56 Championship was played on 12/30/56. That day had numerology of 98 (12+30+56 = 98). This NFL Season began on 9/8. Eli Manning = 98.
Super Bowl LI = 912. Jordan Benedict Jr = 912. Andrew Luck born on 9/12. Andrew Austen Luck = 192. Ninety Seven = 912. 97th NFL Season. Seventy Five = 912. Indianapolis Colts = 75. Lasting Reputation = 912. Thirty Six = 912. This February = 912.
James Dean = 72. Manning = 72. OBJ = 72. Ben McAdoo = 72.
James Dean = 27. Hudson = 27. OBJ = 27. Elisha = 27. Chuck = 27. Pagano = 27. Irsay = 27. Luck is 27 years old. Reata = 270. Dynasty = 27. Ritual = 27.
Interesting to note, that Dean's first television appearance was in a Pepsi commercial. Odell Beckham has been appearing in plenty of those as of late.
Pepsi = 65. James Byron Dean = 65. Odell Beckham Jr = 65. Andrew = 65.
James = 288. Odell = 288.
James Dean = 36. Super Bowl 51 will be on 2/5, the 36th day of the year. Giant = 306. Manning = 36. Ben McAdoo = 36. Ferber = 36. Hudson = 36. Oil = 36.
Dean's 2/18 birthday is 13 days after the SB. Eli in his 13th season, and Odell Beckham wears #13. The car Dean died in had the number "130" on the hood.
From the 61st anniversary of Dean's death 9/30/16 to the SB is a span of 129 days. Odell = 129. Andrew Luck born 12/9.
From Dean's birth on 2/18/1931 to the SB on 2/5/17 is a span of 31,400 days. Here we see the famous number of Pi: 3.14. One of the other stars of Giant, Elizabeth Taylor, was born on 2/27/32. Another connection to pi with the 22/7 fraction. Twenty Two Divided by Seven = 314. Pi = 25. 227 is the 49th prime, Dean born on the 49th day of the year. Lucas = 314.
New York and Revelations:
The movie first released in New York on 10/10/1956. Revelation = 1010. That is a span of 1 year and 11 days from Dean's death (111). New York = 111.
In the movie, the prized horse is named "War Winds". War Winds bucks off Bick Benedict's sister, Luz Benedict when she tries to spur him, killing her. This is how Jett Rink (Dean's character) gets his piece of land on the Reata Ranch. Luz leaves him some land in her will.
Also notice the horse is bought in Maryland, which is the original home of the Baltimore Colts.
- War Winds = 111, 666, 39/48. New York = 111, 666, 39/48. Prophecy = 666.
- Luz Benedict = 121, 49. Revelation = 121, 49.
The movie pulled in $39 Million at the Box Office. New York = 39. NY = 39.
Every time a New York team has been in the Super Bowl, it was connected to 39.
NRG = 39. NRG Stadium broke ground on 3/9/00. Pepsi = 390.
Thirty Nine = 61, and it has been 61 years since Dean's death.
The name "Jett" connects to New York as well, through the other New York team, the Jets.
The name Hudson is the same as the river that runs through NYC.
Indianapolis = 393. Colts = 393. Lucas Oil = 393.
Tradition = 393. Encoded in Gematria = 393.
Lucas Oil was founded in 1989, and Andrew Luck was born in 1989. The name "Luck" is derived from Lucas. How bout that? Not only is Luck the highest paid QB, the stadium he plays in is named after him!
The Death of Dean:
James Dean's death has all the makings of a ritual sacrifice by the numbers. He died in a car crash in Cholame California on 9/30/1955.
Dean was traveling to Salinas California to compete in an auto racing event. Racing was a hobby Dean picked up during the previous couple of years. It was said Dean wanted to return to the "liberating prospects" of motor racing.
Liberating Prospects = 228, 93. Death = 228. 93, like the date he died: 9/30. Occult Ritual = 930. Propaganda = 93. Saturn = 93.
He and three friends were traveling on California state route 46, with Dean driving his Porsche 550 Spyder "Little Bastard" car. A 1950 Ford Tudor pulled out into an intersection, and Dean's porche slammed into the driver's side of the Ford. Dean was trapped in the car ans sustained numerous fatal injuries, including a broken neck. The driver of the Ford was named Donald Turnupseed, what a name...
- Kill = 44. Turnupseed = 44. Little bastard = 44. Broken neck = 44.
- Sacrifice = 46. Wreck on State Route 46. Auto Racing = 46.
- Blood Sacrifice = 67. Donald Turnupseed = 67.
- Kill = 59. Date had 59 numerology (9+30+1+9+5+5 = 59). Hickman = 59 (1 of the 3 friends accompanying Dean).
- Ford Tudor = 121, 49. Revelation = 121, 49. Bill Hickman = 49. Dean born on the 49th day of the year.
- Murder = 79. Speeding = 79. Turnupseed, sounds a lot like "Turn Up Speed"...
- Jimmy Dean = 94. September Thirtieth = 94. Date of death numerology of 94 (9+30+55 = 94). Stunt = 94.
- Dishonest = 113. Mainstream = 113. Green Screen = 113. Date of death numerology of 113 (9+30+19+55 = 113).
- Porsche Spyder = 72. James Dean = 72.
The Number 5:
Dean had a 5 year career as an actor from 1950-1955. Born in 1931, a year which has a numerology of 5 (1+9+3+1 = 14; 1+4 = 5). The number 5 is very connected to this Super Bowl. Luck is in his 5th season, and Pagano is in his 5th season as coach. The Colts won SB 5 over the Cowboys, the team with the 5 pointed star. SB 51 is in Texas, a state with 5 letters. A Colt becomes a stallion in it's 5th year. Oliver Luck, Andrew's father, played 5 seasons in the NFL. Five = 24. Texas = 24. Colts = 24. Giant = 24.
The 1956 NY Giants offensive coordinator was Vince Lombardi, and the Defensive Coordinator was Tom Landry. Lombardi coached the Green Bay Packers to 5 NFL championships during the 60's and Landry led the Dallas Cowboys to 5 Super Bowls, with 2 wins during the 70's.
James Dean graduated High School in May 1949. Archie Manning was born on May 19, 1949.
In Dean's yearbook, there is a picture of him with the words "NFL". In this case it stands for National Forensic League, which is a debate competition Dean participated in.
National Forensic League = 100. Fifty One = 100.
What's in a name?:
I decided to look up the meanings of names to see if it tells more of the story.
Andrew: "Manly" Austen: "magic dignity, or venerable" Luck: "fortunate", derived from Lucas. Lucas: "bright" or "shining".
Eli: "high or ascended". Eli was an Old Testament priest who cared for the prophet Samuel when Samuel was a child. Elisha: "God is salvation" Archibald: Manning: "brave or valiant man"
James: "supplanter, or one who follows" Dean: "valley"
Archie: "genuine, precious, or bold"
Oliver: Olive tree, peace
Samuel: God has heard, or Name of God
Bradford: place to cross a river
George Stevens' sprawling adaptation of Edna Ferber's best-selling novel successfully walks a fine line between potboiler and serious drama for its 210-minute running time, making it one of the few epics of its era that continues to hold up as engrossing entertainment across the decades. Giant opens circa 1922 in Maryland, where Texas rancher Jordan "Bick" Benedict (Rock Hudson) has arrived to buy a stallion called War Winds from its owner, Dr. Horace Lynnton (Paul Fix). But much as Bick loves and knows horses, he finds himself even more transfixed by the doctor's daughter, Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor), and after some awkward moments, she has to admit that she's equally drawn to the shy, laconic Texan. They get married and Leslie spends her honeymoon traveling with Jordan to his ranch, Reata, which covers nearly a million acres of Texas. Once there, however, she finds that she has to push her way into her rightful role as mistress of the house, past Bick's sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), who can't accept her brother's marriage or the changes it means in the home they share. Also working around Reata is the laconic ranch hand Jett Rink (James Dean) -- from a family as rooted in Texas as the Benedicts but not nearly as lucky (or "foxy"), Jett is dirt-poor and barely educated at all, and he fairly oozes resentment at Bick for his arrogance, although Luz likes him and for that reason alone Bick is obliged to keep him on. One thing Jett does have in common with his employer is that he is in awe of Leslie's beauty; another is his nearly total contempt for the Mexican-Americans who work for them -- Jett and Bick may have contempt for each other, but either one is just as likely to dismiss the Mexican-Americans around them as a bunch of shiftless "wetbacks." Luz feels so threatened with a loss of power and control that she decides to assert herself with War Winds, yet another "prize" that Bick brought back from Maryland that resists her authority -- then decides to ride the stallion despite being warned that no one but Leslie is wholly safe on him, and spurs him brutally in an effort to break him, which ends up destroying them both in the battle of wills she starts. After Luz's death, Jett learns that she left him a tiny piece of land for his own, on Reata, which he refuses to sell back to Bick, preferring to keep it for his own and maybe prospect for oil on it. Meanwhile, Leslie and Bick have their own problems -- Leslie can't abide the wretched conditions in which the Mexican families who work on Reata are allowed to live, taking a special interest in Mr. and Mrs. Obregon and their baby, Angel; but Bick doesn't want his wife, or any member of his family, concerning themselves with "those people." Leslie's humanity and her independence push their marriage to the limit, but Bick comes to accept this in his wife, and in four years of marriage they have three handsome children, a boy and two girls, and a loving if occasionally awkward home life. Meanwhile, Jett strikes oil on his land -- which he's named Little Reata -- and in a couple of years he's on his way to becoming the richest man in Texas, getting drilling contracts on all of the land in the area (except Reata) and making more money than the Benedicts ever saw from raising cattle. Bick is almost oblivious to the way Jett grows in power and influence across the years and the state, mostly because he's got his own family to worry about, including a son, Jordan III (Dennis Hopper), who doesn't want to take over the ranch from him, but wants instead to be a doctor; an older daughter, Judy (Fran Bennett), who wants to study animal husbandry and marry a local rancher (Earl Holliman) and start a tiny spread of her own; and a younger daughter, Luz (Carroll Baker), who's just a bit man-crazy and star-struck by the movies.The American entry into the Second World War and the resulting need for oil forces Bick to go into business with Jett and allow him to drill on Reata, and suddenly the Benedicts are wealthy enough to be part of Jett Rink's circle, which includes the governor of the state and at least one United States senator at his beck and call -- and Luz develops a serious crush on Jett, who likes his women young and is especially attracted to her, as Bick's and Leslie's daughter. Young Jordan marries Juana, a Mexican-American nursing student (Elsa Cardenas), and his father accepts it begrudgingly, with help from Leslie. The war kills Angel Obregon (Sal Mineo), a death that even affects Bick, but the Benedict family gets through it wealthier than ever and grows some more with the birth of Jordan IV to Jordie and Juana. When the family attends a gala opening of Jett Rink Airport, which concludes with a dinner honoring Jett's success, however, young Jordan's wife is humiliated by Jett's racist edicts, and he is beaten up by Jett's men after punching the oil baron. Seeing this, Bick challenges his old rival to the fight that's been brewing for a quarter of a century and wins by default, Jett being too drunk to defend himself or to hit; he's also too drunk to make the grand speech that was to climax the celebration, and he ends up alone in the ballroom. The Benedicts have it out with each other, young Jordan accusing his father of being as much a racist as Jett, and Leslie caught in the middle between her husband and her son. It looks like the Benedicts may lose each other, until an encounter with a racist diner owner forces Bick to stand up and get knocked down (more than once) defending his daughter-in-law and his grandson. Seen today, Giant seems the least dated of any of James Dean's three starring films, in part because it addresses issues that remain relevant more than 50 years later, and also because it has the best all-around acting and the best script of any of the three. Taken in broader terms, it's even better, with two of the best performances that Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson ever gave, and perhaps the second best of Hudson's whole career (after Seconds) -- the only unfortunate element at modern theatrical screenings is the tendency of younger viewers, who only know him in terms of the revelations late in his life of his being gay, to laugh and snicker at elements of Hudson's characterization; but his work is so good that the titters usually fade after the first 30 minutes or so. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
Giant = 267, 51, 306, 24,
Elizabeth = 1060, 88, 528, 43
Taylor = 1081, 91, 546, 28
Elizabeth Taylor = 2141, 179, 1074, 71,
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor =
Leslie = 179, 62, 372, 26/35,
Benedict = 278, 62, 372, 35,
Leslie Benedict = 457, 124, 744, 61/70,
Converted to judaism in 1959
Rock = 173, 47, 282, 20/29,
Hudson = 522, 81, 486, 27/36,
Rock Hudson = 695, 128, 768, 47/56/65,
Jordan Bick Benedict Jr. = 627, 177, 1062, 87/96,
Jordan Benedict Jr = 593, 152, 912, 71,
Bick = 34, 25, 150, 16/25,
Bick Benedict = 312, 87, 522, 51/60,
Roy Harold Scherer Jr =
James = 156, 48, 288, 12/21, 726
Dean = 60, 24, 144, 15, 50
James Dean = 216, 72, 432, 27/36, 776
James Byron Dean = 1118, 146, 876, 56/65,
Jimmy Dean = 859, 94, 564, 40,
Jimmy = 799, 70, 420, 25, 1069
Jett = 415, 55, 330, 10, 805
Rink = 169, 52, 312, 25/34, 139
Jett Rink = 584, 107, 642, 35/44,
Born: 2/18/1931 - 70, 34, 25, 51
49 day, 316/317 remaining.
Marion = 250, 70, 420, 34,
Died: 9/30/1955 - 113, 59, 32, 94
273/274 day, 92 remaining.
Funeral was 10/8/55.
Rebel without a cause = 1819, 208, 1248, 73,
Rebel = 132, 42, 252, 24,
Years active: 1950-1955.
Dean's first television appearance was in a Pepsi commercial.
Moved to NYC in October 1951.
Donald Turnupseed = 1273, 193, 1158, 67/76,
Turnupseed = 1124, 143, 858, 44/53,
Liberating prospects = 1101, 228, 1368, 93/102,
Oil tycoon = 1172, 128, 768, 47
Ford Tudor = 814, 121, 726, 49,
Carroll Baker = 422, 116, 696, 53/62,
Luz Benedict II = 1426, 139, 834, 67
Luz = 1130, 59, 354, 14,
Mercedes McCambridge = 456, 150, 900, 87/96,
Luz Benedict = 1408, 121, 726, 49,
Edna = 60, 24, 144, 15
Ferber = 198, 54, 324, 36,
Edna Ferber = 258, 78, 468, 51,
Born: 8/15/1885 = 126, 45, 36, 108
Died: 4/16/1968 = 107, 44, 35, 88
New York City
George Stevens = 1034, 161, 966, 62/71/80/89,
Stevens = 860, 104, 624, 23/32/41/50,
Released 10/10/1956 (New York City) - 95, 41, 23, 76
Released 11/24/1956 (US) - 110, 56, 29, 91
Run Time 201 minutes
Budget $5.4 M
Box Office $39 M
Reata = 297, 45, 270, 18,
Little Reata = 771, 123, 738, 42,
War Winds = 1254, 111, 666, 39/48,
1956 NFL Championship
New York Giants 47 - Chicago Bears 7. Total 54.
12/30/1956 - 117, 63, 27, 98
Elisha Archibald Manning III = 535, 211, 1266, 130,
Archie = 116, 44, 264, 35,
Archie Manning = 323, 116, 696, 71,
Archibald Manning = 355, 130, 780, 76,
Birth numerology: 92, 47, 38, 73
Ole Miss = 344, 92, 552, 29/47
Ole Miss Rebels = 576, 153, 918, 54/81,
Mississippi = 616, 157, 942, 58/94,
Oliver Francis Luck = 1206, 198, 1188, 81,
Oliver = 594, 81, 486, 36,
Francis = 259, 70, 420, 34/43,
Oliver Luck = 947, 128, 768, 47/56/65/74,
Francis Luck = 612, 117, 702, 45/54/63,
Birth numerology: 88, 25, 69
West Virginia = 1380, 156, 936, 66/75/84/93,