I was very disappointed in the documentary “Memories of Giant” which is contained in Warner’s DVD of GIANT. It’s one of those documentaries in which everyone talks about how wonderful everyone was on the film. George Stevens was wonderful and everyone loved him. Carroll Baker, Earl Holliman, Rock Hudson (included in clips from an old interview) and Jane Withers are full of praise for Stevens and absolutely everyone else on the film. No one has a bad word to say about anybody. The closest anyone comes to criticism is Jane Withers saying James Dean was a bit "distant". Do we really need these puff pieces. Don’t DVD producers realize that having bought the DVD we don’t need a publicity piece. I don’t believe for one moment that there were not frictions and disagreements on set and people who just didn’t get on with one another, just as there are in all aspects of work. It’s a pity Elizabeth Taylor didn’t take part because we might have had something more cutting from her. Ken Darby wrote a book about the making of The Greatest Story Ever Told which contained much that was highly critical of George Stevens but you never hear these stories in the documentaries that accompany the films. Let’s have the truth, warts and all for a change in these documentaries. It would certainly be far more entertaining than these boring pieces of self praise.