Sexual Identity In Alfred Hitchcock Films

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When the Senate Appropriations Committee tried to show that homosexuals and lesbians frequently seduced their impressionable young co-workers, Hitchcock films makes little distinction between Guy and Bruno. Though Guy would never murder Miriam (Laura Elliott) alone, yet he desired her death and even submissively allows Bruno to seduce him. When he finds that Miriam is ready for a divorce, he calls Ann (Ruth Roman) and tells his intention that he “could strangle her [little neck]” (qtd from the film), which echoes Bruno’s earlier proposal in the train. The lighter marked “A to G” in the film acts as a signifier of the instability of Guy’s sexual identity. Originally a token of Ann’s love for him turns out to be a token of Guy’s love for
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