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Jun 30, 2014 8:40pm EDT
the historic invasion on d-day 70 years ago this year. where was george stevens during that time in june of 1944? >> stevens was right there at d-day. you know, just as john ford was at d-day supervising the filming effort made by the navy, stevens was there overseeing the shooting done by the army and of all the major battles and turning points in the war, d-day was the one that allied film makers had the longest and best opportunity to prepare for. this was a filming effort that involved hundreds of cameras, both stationary and manned, and dozens of cameramen. and stevens, you know, as the war progressed, often his function was to coordinate some film making efforts with the allies. particularly the british or canadians, and that was one of the things he did at d-day, ford asked if stevens wouldn't mind working with the british to help shore up their d-day film making effort and i believe the ship stevens arrived on d-day was a british ship. >> the library congress listed his work as the essential via sue sal record of what happened in word war ii, not only the american success on
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Jun 8, 2014 4:00pm EDT
featured george stevens, who was with the invading army in 1944 to document the day. he assisted in the production of the film, "true glory" and documented the horrors of not see concentration camps. to journalist and film historian mark harris. five camek is titled back, the story of hollywood in the second world war. one of the directors featured by the author is george stevens will stop mark harris is writing us from new york. thank you for being with us. these fivek, directors are essentially putting their careers on hold to help the u.s. army military during the height of world war ii. why did george stevens get involved? been a director of some of the most successful light comedies and escapist movies throughout the 1930's. he came up during laurel and hedy's silence shorts and did everything from swing time, one of the best of the front astaire ginger rogers musical to woman of the year, which was the first movie that paired katharine hepburn with spencer tracy. each of these directors had different reasons for going in and for stevens, who like all the directors was old enough h
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2014 8:40pm EST
uring world war ii, we feature george stevens who was with the invading army 70 years ago on june 6th 1944, to document d-day. stevens assisted in production of the film "the true glory," which includes extensive d-day footage. he also documented the whoever errors of nazi concentration camps, creating films that were used as evidence during the nuremberg trials. first we talk to journalist and film historian mark harris. >> the book is titled, "five came back: a story of hollywood and the second world war" and one of the directors featured by author mark harris is george stevens. mark harris is joining us from new york. thanks very much for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> in your book, these five directors essentially putting their careers on hold to help the u.s. army and the military during the height of world war ii. why did george stevens get involved? >> stevens had been a director of some of the most successful light comedies and escapist movies in hollywood throughout the 1930s. he actually came up doing laurel and hardy silent shorts and then once sound came in
CSPAN
Jun 14, 2014 8:00am EDT
>> george stevens created films that were used as evidence during the nuremberg trial. first, we talk to journalist and film historian mark harris. >> the book is titled "five came back" the story of hollywood and the second world war, and one of the directors featured by mark harris is george stevens. why did george stevens get involved? >> he had been a director of some of the most successful like comedies and escapist movies in hollywood throughout the 1930's. he came up doing laurel and hardy silent shorts and when sound came in, he did everything from "swing time," a fred astaire-ginger rogers musical and "woman of the year," katharine hepburn and spencer tracy. each of these directors had different reasons for going in. for stevens, who, like all of the directors, was old enough that he could've gotten a civilian exemption from the war, he really wanted what he called a seat on the 50 yard line of history. he felt it was a patriotic duty to go. he had been chafing in hollywood because he felt pigeonholed into making these very light movies when he had wanted to make some fi
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Jan 1, 2015 2:40am EST
concentration camps and what george stevens saw throughout germany. he later put together a film about the nazi concentration camps. what did you learn about that? >> stevens did not go home quickly after the war was done. he lingered in germany, and he was still in uniform and on duty. his task was to prepare two evidentiary films that were to be shown at the nuremberg trials later that year. one was called "the nazi plan," which was intended to demonstrate that, in fact this was a well calculated, systematic effort in a way to prove intent and conspiracy, and the other film "nazi concentration camps" was to document the atrocities that stevens and his men had seen when they went through the gates of dachau and filmed there. >> i, george p. stevens, colonel, army of the united states, hereby certify that on the 1st of march 1945 to the 8th of may 1945 i was on active duty with the united states army signal corps. >> both of the movies were shown at the trial themselves and since the defendants were, you know, were present, they were forced to watch these movies, and by the accounts of people w
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