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Generation Kill

Posted: Wed 04 Feb, 2009 11:14 am
by jammin87
Hi Guys,
I was reading the metro the other day and saw an article about this series. It's a TV series called "Generation Kill". It's based on the series of articles by a journalist called Evan Wright for Rolling Stone magazine. Wright was embedded with the US Marines during their invasion of Iraq, more specifically their 1st Recon Battallion.

It's a pretty well made series, by the same guys who made "The Wire". Definitely worth watching. I think the second episode aired on FX Sunday just gone - however, the whole series (7 episodes) aired last year in the US. I downloaded it at mininova, for those of you who know how to download torrents.

Also, Wright was embedded in the same company as a platoon leader called Nathaniel Fick. Fick wrote a book of his experiences in the USMC called "One Bullet Away - The Making Of A Marine Officer". I think it was Harry that originally recommended that book on this side, but I do not think anyone has said about Generation Kill, the series. Hope you guys enjoy it if you manage to get your hands on it.

Posted: Wed 04 Feb, 2009 12:44 pm
by fodd
Iv'e seen this not to bad!!

hey mate are you still living in melbourne? im living in perth Wa now mate.

Posted: Wed 04 Feb, 2009 6:49 pm
by AJtothemax
Watching it, although the book is far better.

Posted: Wed 04 Feb, 2009 9:14 pm
by Mike90
Very 'American' if you know what I mean. Also noticed there is plenty of screen time spitting and talking about pooping. Alright for a bit of light entertainment, certainly no 'Band Of Brothers'.

Posted: Tue 17 Feb, 2009 1:41 pm
by Beast

Re: Generation Kill

Posted: Sat 04 Dec, 2010 12:41 pm
by Wholley
Danielchristopherlee wrote:The book "Generation Kill" is extremely well written, unsual for an American and is at times even darn funny !
Thankyou for your input.
I must tell my Fellow Americans about this sweeping generalisation.
I'm sure most will find it "darn funny" 8)

Re: Generation Kill

Posted: Sat 04 Dec, 2010 2:51 pm
by Wholley
Just a gentle joshing Daniel :D
I took a lot of"Yank Bashing"when I first joined and look at me now :o