Friday, May 11, 2007

"I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth." --Chico Marx


Tonight, a few of us were half-watching “Spiderman” and got to talking about movie kisses. This led to a debate of what the “best movie kisses of all time” are. Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about it before, but when someone asks “What’s the best movie kiss of all time?” that’s really a tough one to answer. We decided that it might be too hard to come up with just one, but we got a pretty good list going. Here are some of our conclusions:

The upside-down kiss in the rain

“The Notebook”
The kiss on the dock in the rain

“On the Waterfront”
When Marlon Brando kisses Eva Marie Saint in the corner of her kitchen and she fights him for a moment and then sinks down to the floor in his arms

“Romeo+Juliet” (Baz Luhrman’s)
Basically all of the kisses

“It’s a Wonderful Life”
The phone scene!!

But although we all know there are lots and lots more, we couldn’t list them definitively. We also decided that rain automatically makes any kiss (real or on-screen) infinitely better.

SO, what do you think? What are some of the greatest movie kisses of all time? I’m sure there’s an official list somewhere…maybe I should look that up…

Anyway, this blog entry is slightly more interactive than usual. Comment and tell me your thoughts on the best movie kisses ever.

Perhaps any psychologists who happen upon this blog will immediately note that it must be a sexually frustrated group of young people up at the Playmill theatre at the moment.


Willie Z said...

I'm not as big a fan of On the Waterfront's kiss--too foreshadowy of Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, and that's just icky.

Um... Witness w/ Harrison Ford? SuperpassionaterepressedAmish kiss.

Curt said...

Let's not forget the kiss in the waves on the beach in "From Here to Eternity." What is it about water and kisses?? It's like... showering with your spouse - not efficient, but a lot of fun! Heck, I even like animated kisses, like in Tarzan. They're best when the tension has built for a while and the kiss finally happens - that goes for the movies, too!

Luckily, my periods of sexual frustration are far fewer and seldom than yours. ;-) Of course, when I was your age....

Hoping this kind of talk from a parent doesn't totally gross you out.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the kiss from the Princess Bride, which is specifically labeled as a kiss to surpass all others, or something like that. I also like the kiss from Strictly Ballroom, by the chain link fence. Not the best, but it's good.
-Beckah (for some reason it's not letting me sign in)

Anonymous said...

Well...there's a million great kisses, so I can't choose. However, all "romance" these days is steamy, slobbery sex, so a little old-fashioned kissing just melts me. I think the best one I've seen in a long time was the Homer/Marge one from the Simpsons Movie.