Films in Focus: Five Came Back

While aviators, sailors and soldiers marched off to World War II trained in the art of fighting and operating modern weapons of war, others had a far more important role to undertake, armed only with a camera and their know-how to tell a story for others to see. Steven Spielberg’s latest war film, Five Came Back, pays tribute to a quintet of filmmakers that were charged with spreading the news about the war, and why it was important to serve despite the potential costs.

Five filmmakers are profiled in the five-part documentary – John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens – with each story recounted by five of today’s most successful filmmakers – Stephen Spielberg, Guilermo Del Toro, Francis Ford Coppola, Lawrence Kasdan, and Paul Greengrass – and narrated by Oscar-award winning actress, Meryl Streep, Five Came Back is due to run on Netflix on March 31st.

 
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