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What is the name of the ranch in the movie 'Giant'?

Question #11004. Asked by Sandy.
Last updated Oct 02 2016.

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Riata, which is Spanish for lasso or lariat. (Also spelled Reata at some sites.)
Edna Ferber, like James Michener, seemed to glory in writing historical melodramas. In "Giant" she single-handedly takes on Texas. Her bigger than life characters (of whom she believes Texas is made) are unforgetable: Bick Benedict, the cattle baron, and his beautiful wife Leslie from Virginia gentry; Jett Rink, the irrascible youngster who finally strikes oil and becomes obsessed with revenge; Bick's sister Luz and other assorted relatives; to all the other lesser characters--unique that they are! It is Ferber's view on how Texas became Texas. She steers us through the whole complexity of West Texas life--especially the Riata, the never-ending Benedict ranch. She also takes time to address many social issues, especially the treatment of migrant workers and the social discrimination of the time.


Response last updated by gtho4 on Oct 02 2016.
Mar 13 2001, 5:14 PM
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