UtneCast: A Conversation with Generation Kill Director Susanna White

| 7/10/2008 3:59:55 PM

Generation KillThis Sunday, HBO airs the first episode of Generation Kill, a darkly funny and hyper-realistic miniseries about American soldiers on the eve of the Iraq invasion. The show was produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, the acclaimed creators of the police drama The Wire. For the latest UtneCast, I spoke with Susanna White, who directed four of the seven episodes of Generation Kill, about capturing the chaos and banality of the Iraq war and why being a British woman helped her depict testosterone-filled world of U.S. Marines.



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2/7/2009 11:47:27 PM

Could someone please let me know if "Generation Kill" is scheduled to air for another season (season 2)?

7/11/2008 10:44:28 AM

Great interview, B-Gizzle! Simon's considerable talents ont withstanding, I was a bit leery about the finished product: urban-beat-reporter-turned-urban-crime-drama-director makes a series depicting ground fighting in Iraq? But White has piqued my interest. One quibble: I'd be wary classifying "The Wire" as a police drama. Omar, Marlo, et al might take exception, and you really don't want to piss those guys off. "Never cross a man who totes a sawed-off shotgun in his coat." Words to live by.

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