Generation Kill (2008) - Emmy Nominee: Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries
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|Baghdad, Iraq 2003. Mission: unclear. Enemy: unidentified. Duration of tour: unknown. It was impossible for the Marines of the First Recon Battalion to anticipate what would occur during those first 40 days of the Iraq War as they found themselves struggling with shoddy supplies, frustrated by the chain of command and questioning the mission at every turn.|
Fused with camaraderie, faith and fury, Generation Kill brings you the gritty, raw and brutally honest insider's look at what has become of our comtemporary American war. Based on Evan Wright's best-selling book, and produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, two of the men who brought you the critically heralded HBO series The Wire, Generation Kill is now an equally acclaimed seven-part miniseries event from HBO Films.
"Electrifying...grippingly powerful. The Washington Post
"...rewarding in its complexity. It feels real - and that realness is bracing, sad and funny in equal measures. Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle
Editor's NoteThis gritty, seven-part miniseries chronicles the befuddling first 40 days of the Iraq war from the perspective of the Marines' First Recon Batallion. As the soldiers journey into Baghdad, they face unclear conditions and bear the often deadly brunt of misguided bureaucratic decisions. Based on Evan Wright's best-selling book, and brought to the screen by the creators of THE WIRE--David Simon and Ed Burns--GENERATION KILL's viewpoint remains firmly fixed on the ground level; rather than proselytize the show uses its large cast and broad canvas to show war in all its visceral chaos, allowing viewers the chance to take what they can from steeping themselves in the black humor and confused terror of the experience.
Generation Kill - DVD Review
By: Chris Barsanti filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 1/6/2009 1:44 AM
|In their seven-part Iraq War miniseries adaptation of Evan Wright's book Generation Kill, David Simon and Ed Burns roll up a quiverful of arrows to fire off at various topics, ranging from the rampaging adrenaline of young men at war to the supreme idiocy of the invasion itself. However, the bright and gleaming theme running through most of these hard-bitten episodes has the filmmakers illustrating an age-old military maxim: Soldiers are often much more likely to be killed by the decisions of their submoronic leadership than they are by actions undertaken by the enemy....read the full review|
|Evan Wright - Source Writer|
|David Simon - Executive Producer|
|Ed Burns - Executive Producer|