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Hollywood and American foreign policy

There exists a close link between US diplomacy and movies, for their mutual benefit.

'LITTLE STATE DEPARTMENT': As war remains a predominant theme, Hollywood may make a movie on a future fictional US-China war in the South China Sea, resulting from diplomatic failure.

THE official architect of foreign policy in the United States is the State Department. But it is not the only one. There is an entire contingent of independent policymakers. And then there is "the Little State Department".

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) referred to...