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Five Came Back


Streaming on Netflix now, and looking at the role of 5 major directors from the golden age of cinema during WWII. The directors examined are John Ford, George Stevens, William Wyler, Frank Capra and John Huston. The doco is informed by excellent commentary by 5 current leading directors – Paul Greengrass – Ford, Guillermo del Toro – Capra, Steven Spielberg – Wyler, Francis Ford Coppola – Huston and Lawrence Kasdan – George Stevens. Each of the directors examined volunteered to promote the war effort.

Netflix is also streaming the 13 documentaries discussed in the film:

A fascinating doco series, especially for any cinema buff.

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