Unfortunately, Ilias did not see Hurt Locker or any other film focusing on terrorism but here are his brief thoughts on the matter. The conversation was necessarily cut short because it was 4am his time.

shinryuu314: hey man, did you happen to see Hurt Locker, I forget if I asked you

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: nah

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: i wanted to

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: but i never got around to it

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: think i ll just download it one of these days

shinryuu314: hehe, too bad

shinryuu314: anyway, did you happen to see any movie w/ terrorism in it?

shinryuu314: Pelham 123? Munich? Bloody Sunday?

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: hmmmm

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: hmmmm

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: nope no movies

shinryuu314: haha, s’ok

shinryuu314: well can you comment on terrorism in films in general?

shinryuu314: as in you stance on the question “Does dramatized terrorism further the cause of terrorists by publicizing it more widely? Does it instead desensitize viewers to terrorism, reducing it to just another film topic? Do the terrorists appreciate the publicity or are they offended by the portrayals?”

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: gah lemme think

shinryuu314: np np

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: not sure

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: depends

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: you cannot bunch up terrorists man

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: an islamic fundamentalist

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: and a member of the IRA

Elijah “Don Quixote” K: are two very VERY different beasts