The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.
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Francis Ford Coppola ...  Self - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Guillermo del Toro ...  Self - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Paul Greengrass ...  Self - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Lawrence Kasdan ...  Self - Filmmaker / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Steven Spielberg ...  Self - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Meryl Streep ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2017
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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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The 'Five' refers to John Huston, John Ford, Frank Capra, William Wyler and George Stevens. See more »

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Edited into Syndrome K (2019) See more »

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Breathtaking
4 April 2017 | by jamison0601See 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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31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Five Came Back See more »

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