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    The Lesbian Undertones of Les Diaboliques In 1955, Henri Clouzot directed the famous noir thriller Les Diaboliques based off the book by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. The original story from the book, the characters, who would be equivalent to Nicole and Christina in the film, were a lesbian couple. In the movie, Clouzot tries to heteronormalize the plot by doing away with the lesbian couple. However, Clouzot does not do a good enough job to completely get rid of the homosexual undertones of the relationship between the two women. Through Christina and Nicole’s actions and the camera shots, there are connotations of a lesbian relationship. Les Diaboliques is the story of a wife and mistress who plot to kill the husband. Christina, the…

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    Vertigo is a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height. This feeling translates to the 1958 movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock titled Vertigo, which is based on the novel “D’entre Les Morts” by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. The film is a romantic story of obsession, manipulation, and fear. In the film, a detective is forced to retire after his acrophobia, fear of heights, and accompanying vertigo causes the death of a fellow…

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