Week 2 , chapter 2 the making of a message: film production & techniques & political messages. Conventions: movies of any genre have conventions in which audiences are accustomed to, to create a less controversial political film. Diaz, will smith) to more character actors (meryl streep, daniel day-lewis, Week 2, chapter 3 causes & special effects: the political environment of film. In 1909 the national board of censorship was created: after years of films deemed controversial, hollywood adopted the motion. Picture production code in 1930 (also known as the hays code) In a broad sense, all films have elements of propaganda value: movies are valuable for vehicles of propaganda, because the experience itself is revolved around pleasure, film director frank capra released motivational films for soldiers entitled: Centralization of the film industry: movies are constantly effected by how they are produced, distributed and shown. In the earlier days of hollywood eight studios controlled all of these elements.