Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-190) and index.
Introduction : toward a union of medium and message -- Part I. Theories of film salvation. Let there be enlightenment : salvation from religion and film -- Light from light : seeing cinema constellations -- Gazing at the stars : nudity on screen -- Breaking the fourth wall : salvation from the screen -- Part II. Salvation from film theory. Enlightenment as mass deception : certain tendencies in film theory -- The gift of salvation : Derrida and Holocaust cinema -- Seeing cinema differently : salvation from Charles Sanders Peirce -- From delusion to Deleuzean cinema : salvation from Hugo.