One of the must-see films over the Christmas period, Julian Jarrold’s psychosexual drama for the BBC/HBO – The Girl (2012) – makes its way onto DVD this Monday (7 January), leaving both acclaim and controversy in its wake. Starring Toby Jones, Sienna Miller, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton, the film tells the (true?) story of ‘Master of Suspense’ Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with leading lady Tippi Hendren. To celebrate this release, we have TWO DVD copies of the film to give away, courtesy of distributors Acorn Media. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
Alfred Hitchcock was at the height of his fame and creativity when, in 1962, he chose an unknown fashion model to star in his most ambitious film – The Birds. However, as he sculpted the film’s star Tippi Hedren into the perfect Hitchcock blonde of his imagination, he became obsessed with the impossible dream of winning the real woman’s love. Their mutual desires – hers for fame, his for fantasy – would all but destroy both of their careers in what would become a passionate and destructive struggle for survival. Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes had previously interviewed Hedren and surviving members of Hitchcock’s crew, basing her script upon their accounts.
To be in with a chance of winning one of TWO DVD copies of Hitchcock drama The Girl, just answer the following simple question:
Star of The Girl Toby Jones starred in which widely-acclaimed, 2012 film by Peter Strickland?
a) Barbarian Sound Studio
c) Berberian Sound Studio
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Julian Jarrold’s The Girl is released on DVD from 7 January, courtesy of Acorn Media.
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