PYONGYANG - North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il has died and with him, many believe, will drop the intense demand for pirated American movies in that country.
Jong-Il made it no secret that he loved most anything that came out of Hollywood and according to IMDB, Jong-Il even gained a film credit during his 14 years in power when he played himself in the highly acclaimed 2004 release of Team America: World Police.
Harfold State College instructor of 21st century film, Greta Washburn, recalls Jong-Il's contribution to cinemetography. "I think Jong-Il became iconic for his emotion-packed line when he feeds U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix to a shark and then says, 'There you go, Hans Brix (sic). How you like that, you fucking cocksucker?'"
Jong-Il, who once kidnapped a director and his actress wife in order to build the North Korean film industry, was especially fond of James Bond films. Numerous attempts to lure 81-year-old Sean Connery to North Korea allegedly failed.