Introduction to Five Came Back: The Reference Films
Five Came Back: The Reference Films is a collection of 12 World War II-era propaganda films, meticulously curated to explore the power of film as a medium of persuasion and influence during this critical period in history. These films, though controversial and at times offensive, provide a valuable window into the era and serve as a significant reference point in understanding the impact of cinema on World War II propaganda.
Originally discussed in the acclaimed docuseries "Five Came Back," these films serve a dual purpose: as both historical artifacts and cautionary tales. As Hollywood directors such as Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, and William Wyler volunteered to serve in the war effort, they learned firsthand how to utilize the power of film to shape public opinion and rally support for the cause. This collection includes some of their most impactful works, presenting an unfiltered lens into the realities of wartime propaganda and the lengths governments and filmmakers went to shape narratives, manipulate emotions, and ultimately sway public opinion.
|Five Came Back: The Reference Films
|This collection includes 12 World War II-era propaganda films — many of which are graphic and offensive — discussed in the docuseries "Five Came Back."
This collection includes 12 World War II-era propaganda films that are discussed in the docuseries "Five Came Back." The films may contain graphic and offensive content. It was released in 1945 with a TV-MA rating and has a duration of 51 minutes. The genres of the collection are listed as 'documentation' and it belongs to the US country. The IMDb rating for this collection is 1.0.