The Treatment (KCRW: Santa Monica, CA)
Host: Elvis Mitchell
Paranoia, hostility and patience -- not exactly the stuff of war dramas. The seven-part mini-series, Generation Kill, focuses on just that. Susanna White (Bleak House, Jane Eyre) directed four of seven episodes and talks about getting her "ground attack" together.
Susanna discusses the advantage of being a British woman in directing a series about the war in Iraq; the remarkable commonalities among Bleak House, Jane Eyre and Generation Kill, and the draw of a screenplay by David Simon and Ed Burns (known for their work on The Wire), which communicated a basic human story while subverting clichés and overturning expectations.
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