The Phoenix Tapes show re-edited excerpts from 40 films by Alfred Hitchcock. The six chapters focus on a subjective selection of various leitmotifs in Hitchcock’s work. "Burden of Proof": A surreal patchwork of close-ups and a tribute to the magic and beauty of details one can find in Hitchcock’s work. The tape follows the track of motifs lengthwise and across the Hitchcock film years. "Derailed": The dynamic montage of Derailed confronts the viewer (and the tape’s protagonist: a train passenger rocking in sleep) with a dark and dream-like imagery embedded in shots of locomotives under steam and moving machine parts–a monstrous dream-factory setting free haunting icons of human angst.