consider the hidden relationships between sight/seeing and state power/control in the films of the Midcentury.

According to our reading (article from Spurr), sight and seeing are major mechanisms in control and power.Meanwhile, the 1950’s brought a new corporatized world into view, the world of the “Man in the Gray Flannel” suit, which we see in full bloom, and breaking down, in the films Bigger Than Life and Written on the Wind.In your essay, consider the hidden relationships between sight/seeing and state power/control in the films of theMidcentury.How do films, and these films in particular function? Make sure you discuss the work of David Spurr and Laura Mulvey(from “Reel Life section) in your writing.You should be specific – talk about actual shots in the films as well as perspective/story/characters in the works. In your opinion would these films change the public’s perspective or consolidate power towards the conservatism of the period? Why? Back up your opinion with evidence.