The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.
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Five present-day directors discuss five wartime directors who voluntarily joined WW2 in order to film it: William Wyler (presented by Steven Spielberg), Frank Capra (Guillermo del Toro), George Stevens (Laurence Kasdan), John Ford (Paul Greengrass) and John Huston (Francis Ford Coppola). Narrated by Meryl Streep and written by Mark Harris (adapted from his 2015 book Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War). Written by kiran gill

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They Showed the War to the World.


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31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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The 'Five' refers to John Huston, John Ford, Frank Capra, William Wyler and George Stevens. See more »

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Breathtaking
4 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am an AVID WW2 history buff. I've watched countless documentaries on the subject over the years, but this one is truly breathtaking. Told from such a different perspective than I've ever seen before. What starts out at first glance as a film about filmmaking, it becomes SO much more. Delving into how the war had deep and profound effects on the 5 directors. Absolutely riveting, heartfelt, heart-wrenching and utterly breathtaking. Loved it.

Hopefully Spielberg will now concentrate on "The Mighty Eighth"!


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