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. –
The five brave filmmakers and their work are brought back to life through the voices of five modern filmmakers: Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Greengrass, Guillermo Del Toro and Lawrence Kasdan. The series was produced by Spielberg and based on the best selling novel Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris. If there’s one guy I trust when it comes to World War II and Hollywood history, it’s Spielberg, and this series looks like it was incredibly well done. The series premieres March 31st exclusively on Netflix.

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Posted on February 28, 2017, in Average Blog Posts, Trailer Alerts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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