The best thing about suspense films, whether thrillers or horror, is the build up not the payoff. Getting the the edge of your seat doesn't happen at the moment of shock or surprise, it happens on the way there. Les Diaboliques is one of my favorite examples. It's a movie that might be described as the one that got away from Hitchcock.

Different Drummer: Alfred Hitchcock

Spoiler scene from the 1954-55 Clouzot film

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Time to respond to feedback, formally, for the fourth time. The P's and Q's are your points and questions. Thanks!

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Whether travel, health, rain and other hopes should be the primary focus of prayer?

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On or near October 10th, I will record a show with responses to all of the feedback I have received since the last feedback show a year ago. You have provided enough comments and questions to sustain an episode, but there is room for more.

Methods of contact include comments to any post here at the Inappropriate Conversations site, via Twitter @ic_greg, or by e-mail: ic_greg@hotmail.com. 

On Facebook, both Inappropriate Conversations and Walk The Earth have pages as well.

Scriptures, in order of appearance:

Acts 17: 10-12

Hebrews 5:7 – 6:3

1 Corinthians 2:11 – 3:11

Romans 12: 1-6

Psalms 19:14

Matthew 5: 13-24

John 19: 28-30

Galatians 3: 6-18

Galatians 3: 23-29

James 2: 8-13

Romans 13: 8-10

Galatians 5: 1-15

Matthew 25: 31-46

John 8: 1-11

Luke 10: 25-37

John 4: 1-30

John 14: 1-10

Luke 14: 1-24

Matthew 18:21 – 19:12

Isaiah 56: 1-8

Luke 6:43 – 7:10

Matthew 8: 5-13

John 10: 1-18

Mark 8: 27-38

Acts 4:32 – 5:16

Mark 3: 20-35

Matthew 7: 21-24

Luke 13: 22-30

Mark 12: 18-34

Deuteronomy 6: 1-9

Leviticus 19: 15-18

Romans 13: 1-10

1 Corinthians 12:27 – 14:1

John 3: 1-17

Numbers 21: 4-9

Hebrews 11:1 – 12:11

John 5: 39-44

Philippians 3: 2-15

Revelations 3: 14-22

Matthew 23: 1-39

Matthew 28: 1-20

Mark 2: 13-17

Amen.

 

Promos, in order of appearance:

Anomaly (0:13:45)

Violent Femmes “Rejoice and Be Happy (0:26:15)

Take Him With You (1:34:45)

Songs For Jenny (1:35:20)

Here Goes Nothing (1:48:00)

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1:59:20)

Starbase 66 (2:20:00)

Atomic Trivia War 9000 (2:58:45)

Greetings From Nowhere (3:19:00)

Thanks!

 

Different Drummer: Nicole Villacres

John Shore: Taking God At His Word

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Whether faith can abide superstition and where to draw a line between the two?

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This Sunday is National Grandparents' Day, which has been a secular holiday since 1978, or so I'm told. The day doesn't receive anywhere near the respect, or marketing, of days for mothers and fathers. I suspect a large number of grandparents could argue that insufficient respect is par for the course. What does it mean, though, to "respect your elders" as I've been told many times in my life? I believe real respect means remembering what they've said and done, challenging them when they fall short of those same values they taught, and building upon the solid parts of the foundation they have set. It also means refusing to rest on the faults, though. I'll grant that this approach sounds strict, but I was raised by elders with strict standards. Being judged by their own principles is both respectful and fitting.

Different Drummer: Ahmir Thompson

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/questlove-trayvon-martin-and-i-aint-shit.html

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