The Man Who Knew Too Much

Disregarding how Alferad Hitchcock’s film, The Man Who Knew Too Much is xenophobic and Islamophobic we see that the film is quite similar to Hitchcock’s film 39 Steps. We see this similarity with the record player that emits the crashing tone that will hide the gun shot is a physical stand-in for the use of propaganda by governments during wartime. The physicality of the record player reminds us that we are constantly influenced by manipulated information that is fed to us as civilians. The record player shows the audience exactly how propaganda functions in media as a means to provoke the acceptance of war with its technically harmless purpose of entertainment that hides violent actions. 

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