Miriam's Murder, By Alfred Hitchcock

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Bruno is more charismatic than the all-American Guy and his potentially destabilising presence can be contained only by his violent expulsion from the diegesis just as their presence was contained by the government. Hitchcock attributes the homosexual menace to those heterosexual women who positioned themselves as subjects of desire than the gay men and women who avoided detection. Corber argues that “...the shot of Miriam’s murder in her glasses seems to acknowledge the films complicity with the production of a female subject who is desired rather than desiring” (118). Miriam’s murder is not shown directly on the screen, but is reflected in her glasses which act as a mirror in which her castration and by extension the castration of the

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