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'Five Came Back' and changed Hollywood's depiction of war

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 01:53

A new three-part documentary tells the story of five directors and their experience serving during WWII. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Some of Hollywood's most powerful filmmakers have come together to tell the story of how World World II changed the film industry in the new docu-series, "Five Came Back." The show, which will debut on Netflix on March 31, held its world premiere in New York on Tuesday (March 28). Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg serves as both the executive producer and appears in the film about based on journalist and author Mark Harris' 2014 book of the same name. Directors John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens all enlisted during the war and documented some of the most significant events in history including D-Day and the liberation of Paris. In the 3-part show, Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan explain how the director's experiences reshaped their filmmaking after the war. The documentary was narrated by Meryl Streep.

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'Five Came Back' and changed Hollywood's depiction of war

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 01:53