May 17, 2012
KISSES, KISSES AND MORE KISSES by Kathy Ivan
Princess Michelle's blog from Tuesday about 80s movies got me thinking about some of my favorite movies from that era as well as more recent ones. We all remember certain scenes, lines and quote from movies because they're memorable. They resonant with us for a reason, whether it's because they make us laugh, make us smile, even make us cry.
So in my own roundabout way of thinking, my mind turned to movies and songs about that special moment between the lead characters, the unique moment that culminates in a physical expression of feeling, a visual and tactile scene bringing to live the romanticism we as writers endeavor to achieve in our audiences. Nothing portrays that better than a kiss.
Kisses permeate our entire society—our books, movies, and music are filled with examples of the magic that is "the kiss."
You all know the kind I'm talking about. It might be just the soft press of lips, a barely-there whisper, fleeting and ephemeral. Maybe it’s a grab you and plant a hot, wet, deep kiss so packed with feeling you can practically seem the steam rising from their skin. When it's done right, there's nothing else on earth like it, is there?
I'd like to share a few examples with you of those "special" kisses through song and from the silver screen.
SONGS (In no particular order)
1. Kiss the girl (from The Little Mermaid)
2. A kiss to build a dream on
3. It's in his kiss
4. And then he kissed me
5. Sealed with a kiss
6. Passionate kisses
7. You shouldn't kiss me like that
MOVIE KISSES (Again in no particular order)
1. When Harry Met Sally
2. The Quiet Man
4. Lady and the Tramp
5. The Princess Bride
6. Gone with the Wind
7. Breakfast at Tiffany's
Did you smile as you read some of these titles? I know I did, picturing those movies and hearing those lyrics brings back warm memories.
Are you moved when you see two lovers sharing something as intimate and personal as a kiss? Does hearing about kissing in a song make you smile? I'd love for you to share with us some of your favorite kisses from movies, songs, or maybe from TV or books. Let's blow some kisses across the blogosphere today and share the love.