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Shooting War: World War II Combat Cameramen (2000)

Produced by Steven Spielberg and presented by Tom Hanks this documentary tells how war photographers faced the horrors that looked both in Europe and in the Pacific during World War II .

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Richard Schickel
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Tom Hanks ... Self - Host
Stephen Ambrose Stephen Ambrose ... Self - WWII Historian (as Stephen E. Ambrose)
Russ Meyer ... Self
Walter Rosenblum Walter Rosenblum ... Self
Joseph Longo ... Self
Doug Wood Doug Wood ... Self
Arthur Mainzer Arthur Mainzer ... Self
Doug Morrell Doug Morrell ... Self - 15th Air Force
Fred Bornet ... Self
Harold Kempe Harold Kempe ... Self - U.S. Navy
Daniel A. McGovern Daniel A. McGovern ... Self
Norm Hatch Norm Hatch ... Self - 2nd & 5th Marine Divisions, USMC
Johnathan Ercole Johnathan Ercole ... Self - 2nd Marine Division, USMC (as John F. Ercole)
Edward Montagne Edward Montagne ... Self - 163rd Signal Photo Co., US Army (as Ed Montagne)
David L. Quaid David L. Quaid ... Self (as Dave Quaid)
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Produced by Steven Spielberg and presented by Tom Hanks this documentary tells how war photographers faced the horrors that looked both in Europe and in the Pacific during World War II .

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This documentary was included in the World War II Collection DVD boxed set, which also featured Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Price for Peace (2002). See more »

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References The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) See more »

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Hanks and Speilberg team up again, their focus "WWII Combat Photographers"
13 December 2000 | by Frank-113See all my reviews

Tom Hanks host and narrates this two-hour documentary on WWII Combat Photographers in Europe and the Pacific theater of war. Rare achieve footage of never release for public viewing films, some scenes breath taking - seeing our war machines in action, others horrific (should not have been shown on network television) showing mangle smash, burn and shot up human bodies Allies and Axis (see Benito Mussolini body and you know what I mean). There's a great behind the scene segment on director John Ford staging his 1942 production of the attack on Pearl Harbor, model ships and planes enter cut with the real footage of that day. Hank walks and narrates through a photo gallery (wearing a long beard-film during the production of `Cast Away') points out the significance of each photo and how all but one reel of the D-Day invasion was lost at sea. Stephen Ambrose narrates the second half of the show at the Normandy grave site. The conclusion have our camera men in Japan showing you in living color the full effects of the Atomic bombs.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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