Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Kiss isn't just a kiss

With the freezing cold weather I have been stuck inside watching a lot of BBC and sipping tea. (= Not a bad way to while away the winter.
Many of these BBC films are based on classic literature that I love, so it has been a wonderful revisit to the stories, times and characters that I enjoy. Classy romance all the way. When restraint and respect not only built the tension between the characters, but allowed relationships to blossom in a beautiful way.

SPOILER alert...I recently watched North and South. At the happy ending Richard Armitage gives one of the best screen kisses of all time. A kiss isn't just a kiss. It has to carry more emotion than just desire-- and this kiss says it all. After a long and rocky road he finally gets the girl.



Sigh!!!

What are some of your all time favorite screen smooches? Share!

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11 comments:

Write Chick said...

Oh snap! I totally need to watch North and South again. That was one hot kiss for sure!
I'm going to go with the classics on best kissing moments...Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Moulin Rouge. The list goes on and on.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

For me, classic movie fan that I am, the best kiss came from Casablanca :

During the Paris interlude scene - a flashback - at La Belle Aurore, Sam (Dooley Wilson) played As Time Goes By ("a kiss is just a kiss")

as Rick (Humphrey Bogart) poured a glass of champagne for lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) and then offered his familiar toast: "Here's looking at you, kid";

as they embraced and kissed at the open window, artillery fire was heard off in the distance as the Germans approached, and Ilsa was startled and looked toward the street:

"Was that cannon fire or is it my heart pounding?";

she was emotionally overwhelmed and expressed her love for him in the midst of the "crazy world": "I love you so much. And I hate this war so much. Oh, it's a crazy world. Anything can happen. If you shouldn't get away, I mean, if something should keep us apart, wherever they put you and wherever I'll be, I want you to know that..."; an emotionally-intoxicated Ilsa initiated a kiss, moving up to meet Rick's lips as they sat together - she abandoned herself to him in a kiss - specially requested: "Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time" - and ironically, it was!

angie said...

Oh. Good question. I'm going to think about this one though....:)

Candyland said...

Ohhh that kiss gave me CHILLS! That was a good one. Whew! Now my husband's gonna have to compete with that.

I loved the scene in The Notebook, but it was more passion.

I also loved the kiss in Top Gun. HOT.

roxy said...

Great clip! I'm going to put that movie at the top of my que on Netflix.

Jo said...

It's more sweet and loving than spicy and hot, but I just love the kiss between Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard at the end of Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Tahsha said...

Yummy! I've never heard of that show, but that was one delicious smooth! And who's the guy? *hot!*

Kathleen and Stephan Seable said...

I remember a few of my teen-age daughters, amidst squeals of delight, replaying over and over again the bridge scene in Anne of Green Gables where Anne and Gill finally kiss. Sheer rapture! My husbands favorite is the long awaited kiss between Emma and Knightly. In Shadowlands the kiss between C.S. "Jack" Lewis and Joy is rather tingly. (Maybe because I like both Jack and Anthony Hopkins, ha,ha) Yes, reserve and respect add so much more romantic tension that just a "pure" kiss (a la Princess Bride) can bring wholesome ecstasy.

Phoenix said...

Ah, how sweet! I love it! I loved the kiss in Moulin Rouge, and, I gotta say, the kiss between Keira Knightly and Johnny Depp in Pirates 2. (Don't judge! It was awesome!)

Medeia Sharif said...

I've been watching many Cary Grant movies lately, so his kissing scenes have been my favorite lately. I can't think of an all-time favorite.

Mark and Kiss said...

Besides loving this movie, I think my favorite part was sitting next to YOU watching it. Yes, this kiss was delicious after the hours of "oh no! Why don't they just say it!!!! Oh my gosh, are they really going to part ways? Wait....but you love each other!!!!" Good times...