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Phoenix Tapes
Phoenix Tapes
DE / UK / 1999
45 min.

The Phoenix Tapes show re-edited excerpts from 40 films by Alfred Hitchcock. The six chapters focus on a personal selection of various leitmotifx in Hitchcock´s work.

"The consequence of this is not only to highlight Hitchcock´ sobsessions with certain types of repetitive movements and highly loadedvisual signifiers, but to suggest that these actions are part of auniversal language of gesture that encompasses both cinematic andeveryday modes of communication."

The Phoenix Tapes show re-edited excerpts from 40 films by Alfred Hitchcock. The six chapters focus on a personal selection of various leitmotifs in Hitchcock’s work.

(John Tozer, Camera Austria)


Girardet and Müller are unique in their willingness to let Hitchcock speak for himself; it’s only through them that we are given the unadulterated Hitchcock, distilled to an almost unbearable concentration. The captivating unease that results would make the master himself proud.

(Murray Whyte)

A film by:
- Christoph Girardet
- Matthias Müller

category:
- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- english

Available Prints:
- Digital File
- Betacam SP PAL

price: 150 EUR

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more on Austrian Independent Film & Video Database:
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- Biographie: Christoph Girardet
- Biographie: Matthias Müller