Tuesday 30 June 2009

Parliament, Congress and Films

I picked up a book this week called "Hollywood Goes to Washington" by Michael Coyne. It discusses the various films that portray politics in the USA. I'm particularly interested in plays and films that are set in either Congress or Westminster.

A full list would be very long (but do nominate your favourites by commenting on this blog) but would include


Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
West Wing (1999-2006)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Thank You For Smoking (2005)
- to say nothing of the various films portraying the lives of members of Congress and Presidents.


Cromwell (1970)
Ali G Indahouse (2004) - from Sacha Baron Cohen [Borat; Bruno]
Amazing Grace (2007)
Old Mother Riley MP (1939)
The Chiltern Hundreds (1949)
Whipping It Up (Stage Play)