Transformation a degree at a time becomes evident in processes like those employed by Hollywood's make-up artists. In 1968 a film debuted that stood the special effects world on its ear. The most amazing thing about the Planet of the Apes was its innovative make-up. Actors spent hours each day preparing for filming. The process was for gradual and layered application to retain the maximum realism. Bit by bit the cast was transformed into a whole society of apes. The makeup used consisted of pliable foam latex attached to the skin with hair and other items affixed.
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.