The Foreign Policy Film Festival
( Presentation at Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research & Media studies,
Department of Film Studies,University of Warwick, May, 2009 )
In May 2009, a group of top IR (International relations) scholars held a Foreign Policy Film festival in the USA.Nominations for the Top 10 Classic Films/ Movieson Diplomacywere by no least uncontroversial. See what you think about the combined list of Stephen Walt, Daniel Drezner and Fred Kaplan.
The list have now expanded to 43 movieswhich include 7 days in May, Y Tu Mama Tambien,Chungking Express, Apocalypes Now,Conspiracy, Independence Day, The Fith Element ( for more or less covert ops) Close Encountersof the Third Kind ( for peace), Star Wars (for republics), Gladiator (for senates)and Equilibirium(for Totalitarianism).
Anyone game for a nostalgic experience of diplomacyin peace and war ?
Watch the movie with loved ones. (Below is a sneak preview! )
Top 10 All time Diplomacy classics (nominations)
1. Dr. Strange love
3. The Great Dictator
5. Battle of Algiers
6. Lawrence of Arabia
7. Goodbye lenin
8. Fail Safe
9. Foreign correspondent
10. The lady vanishes
11. To Be or Not to Be
12. Independence Day
13. The Godfathers (Part III)
14. The Lion in Winter
15. Children of Men
16. Revolution and war
17. The Wannsee Conference
18. Wag the Dog
19. The Discreet Charm of Diplomacy
20. Grand Illusion
Previews of nominations
Y tu Mama tambien
Other Contemporary Representations of Diplomacy
Find below the various media representations of diplomacy from popular culture, sub-urban culture, mainstream media culture, indie media,reality shows, etc.
What a Wonderful world is
Star Trek : Diplomatic journeys
En Vogue Diplomacy
Sexualism and Consumerism
Diplomacy of violence
Spy diplomacy/ Terror diplomacy/ Coercive diplomacy/ Abusive Diplomacy
Realist Diplomacy : Power, Indulgence & Vanity
Consultation is not a catchword
"Funny Diplomacy"/ Cynicism / Professional
An amusing depiction of the history and current foreign policies of the UK
A tragically S(f)unny Chat
A Historical moment ?
Feeding the world under one roof
Public Diplomacy 2.0
Facebooking The War of Ideas :
Swiss Logic : Vist of the Foreign Minister to Harvard University
A reality show of a Diplomatic Conference
Good Morning show: strategy game
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Posters & Quotes
A seductive, sexually violent potrayal of American hegemony by rock icon Madonna
I'd like to express my extreme point of view
Im not a Christian and Im not a Jew
Im just living out the American dream
and i just realized that nothing is what it seems
Oh American life
This type of modern life, is it for me ?
This type of modern life, is it for free ?
This type of modern life, is it for real ?
007 degrees of excitement
Madonna on the horrors and pleasures of pain
"Die Another Day"
Im gonna keep this secret
Im gonna break the cycle
Im gonna avoid the cliche
Im gonna shake the system
Im gonna detroy me ego
Im gonna close my body now
Sigmund Freud ,
Analyze this, analyze this, analyze this...
"The Diplomats" Debunking diplomacy
"I Really Mean It"
Young Guru, Just Blaze, Killa, Diplomats, huh
...Im a genius, poppadopalis, never learning
on your Zenith ( I really mean it)
Killa, bury your mutts, they actually all ducks
Caddy more trucks, daddy's Warbucks
And you Orphan Annie
Ma, take of your panties
Hilary Clinton's Smarting up Power-Diplomacy
"We must use what has been called Smart Power.
The full range of tools at our dispossal; diplomatic, economic, military,political, legal and cultural.
Picking the right tool or combination of tools for each situation.
With smart power, diplomacy will be the vanguard of our foreign policy."
Divide & Rule : A Pig's breakfast
"the Foreign Office is terribly pleased!
Its just like old times .....
The more members there are,
the more disagreements it can stir up,
the more futile and impotent...
What apalling cynism...
we call it diplomacy"
A Book and a friendly pat for Obama
"A picture is worth a 100 years (words)"
"...words and handshakes are nice, but they're not enough..."