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Burns on the 1st Recon Marines

May 25th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Salon’s Heather Havrilesky spoke last summer with Ed Burns, writer and co-creator of the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.

“… How did you make decisions about where to stray from writer Evan Wright’s story and where to stick to it?

“Well, we try to stay as much as possible with the story. A lot of times we didn’t stray so much as we got into Evan’s notes — Evan was right there. We just squeezed his brain like a sponge and he either went to his notes or remembered or went to his tapes, and we found a way to begin a scene or end a scene with dialogue there….”

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