This is the Table of Contents for the book. Each chapter is a mix of memories, excerpts from interviews, reviews, and exploration.


PART ONE: How We Watch

1. How a Camel Made a Grown Man Cry
(with notes on: The Story of the Weeping Camel, Dances With Wolves, Chariots of Fire, and more)

2. Viewer Discretion Advised
(with notes on: Don’t Come Knocking)

3. A Feast of Movies
(with notes on: Babette’s Feast)

4. Wonders of Heaven and Earth
(with notes on: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Wings of Desire)

PART TWO: Saving the World

5. Coming to the Rescue
(with notes on: The Empire Strikes Back, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Raiders of the Lost Ark, A Man for All Seasons, Gosford Park)

6. A Personal History of Violence
(with notes on: Man on Fire, Unforgiven)

7. The Least of These
(with notes on: Born into Brothels, The Motorcycle Diaries)

PART THREE: Fools And Comedians

8. Suffering Fools Gladly
(with notes on: The Fisher King, Forrest Gump, Amadeus, Ordet)

9. Laughing at My Reflection
(with notes on: Saved!)

PART FOUR: Art of Darkness

10. One is the Loneliest Number
(with notes on: Taxi Driver, Punch-Drunk Love, Code Unknown)

11. Making Darkness Visible
(with notes on: Alien, The Exorcism of Emily Rose)

12. Judgments of the Heart
(with notes on: Apocalypse Now, Titanic, Dead Poet’s Society, Ikiru)

PART FIVE: Summoned by Music and Light

13. Pours Forth Speech
(with notes on: Three Colors: Blue, The New World)

14. Chasing the Light

(copied here with permission of the publisher, Regal Books)

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