DVD Review: 'The Girl' (TV)

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★★★★☆ It seems almost impossible to talk about Julian Jarrold's BBC/HBO drama The Girl (2012) without mentioning Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock (2012) - starring Anthony Hopkins as the 'Master of Suspense' - in the same breath. Whilst comparisons will undoubtedly be made they each have very different agendas with Jarrold's proving to be both the more interesting and entertaining of the two. Set during the making of The Birds (1963), we open to the piercing eyes of Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller), a model who would be made into a star by British horror icon Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones), in his follow up to the box-office horror smash, Psycho (1960).

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