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Five Came Back 

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The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Francis Ford Coppola ...  Himself - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Guillermo del Toro ...  Himself - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Paul Greengrass ...  Himself - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Lawrence Kasdan ...  Himself - Filmmaker / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Steven Spielberg ...  Himself - 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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USA

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English

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31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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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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Riveting and a must see
20 November 2018 | by cobraecosseSee all my reviews

Just finished watching"Five came back", a truly remarkable mini series about five of the top Hollywood directors who put their careers on hold, and quite possibly ending them to join the military and record World War Two as it happened. Cannot recommend this enough and really is a must see. The stories are riveting, the footage they filmed is amazing, captured on the front line or while flying combat missions in bombers deep into Germany. These film makers have made some of my all time favourite movies, from Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life, John Ford's the Searchers, William Wylers Ben Hur, John Hustons The man who would be King, George Stevens Gunga Din and Shane. All fantastic films but they don't compare to the footage they filmed during their service in WW2. "Five came back" is a breathtaking piece of film making showing the deep and lasting impact the war had on these film makers and also on those they filmed.


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