Trailer Alert: Five Came Back
There are few things I love more than documentaries (Parmesan goldfish, the sense of sight) which is why the trailer for Five Came Back, a docu-series about famous filmmakers who served in World War II, is right up my alley. The series follows five filmmakers: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens, all of whom served in World War II and brought back with them stories to inform and inspire the American people.
Tracing the ways patriotism and industry existed side by side, and the role Hollywood played in mobilizing and shaping the consciousness of a divided America, Bouzereau and his team gathered over 100 hours of archival and newsreel footage; watched over 40 documentaries and training films directed and produced by the five directors during the war; and studied 50 studio films and over 30 hours of outtakes and raw footage from their war films. – comingsoon.net