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HBO MiniSeries: Generation Kill

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:55 pm
by jfko6
HBO MiniSeries: Generation Kill
Premieres Sunday July 13

Generation Kill
"Generation Kill" follows the highly trained Marines of Recon Battalion through the first 40 days of the Iraq war. Written and executive produced by "The Wire" creators David Simon and Ed Burns, the seven- part miniseries portrays the true story of the young Marines' experience at the spear of the American invasion.

Generation Kill

Then Making of Generation Kill
Schedule ... ation+kill

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:30 pm
by kman
Wasn't this based on a book by the same name?

The Book

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:44 pm
by jfko6
The book is available through the website.

If the documentary is good I'll consider the book.

But that old Civil War series with Ken Burns was the best.
That had a good compendium book.

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:58 pm
by Baldy
I've read the book (by Evan Wright) - it's pretty good! Quite moving in some parts and hilariously funny in others.

The platoon leader portrayed in 'Generation Kill', LT Nathaniel Fick, has written his own book about his time in the USMC. It's called 'One Bullet Away' and it's just excellent.

Incidentally, both books have passages describing the pleasures (or otherwise) of MREs.


Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:09 am
by jfko6
Generation Kill premieres tonight July 13 at 9PM on HBO


Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:25 am
by jfko6
Sepinwall on TV: 'Generation Kill' preview
by Alan Sepinwall/The Star-Ledger
Sunday July 13, 2008, 5:10 AM ... n_kil.html