Friday, January 05, 2007

It's In His Kiss

Experts say that when you kiss, the side of your face you lean-in on tells how “into” your partner you are. The right hand lean-in suggests closeness and intimacy, while the left hand lean-in could mean insincere. And this is supposedly true for left-handers as well as right-handers.

Interesting, huh? That fun fact got me thinking about kissing, and on-screen kisses, in particular. Here are four that WOW me. But since film can be reversed, there’s no way to say which side the characters leaned in on...


The upside-down kiss in the rain between Mary-Jane Watson and Peter Parker/Spiderman is as unusual as it is passionate.


Jack Dawson kissed Rose Dewitt Bukater a number of times, but most memorable and foreshadowing is the kiss on the prow of the ship during sunset with the icy cold water behind them.

Bridget Jones’ Diary

Mark Darcy and Bridget Jones overcome months of conflict to meet up on a snowy street, she just in a T-shirt, sneakers and a leopard-striped underwear. As they kiss, he wraps her in his coat.

The Princess Bride

Following narration that tells us this kiss was the most passionate, the most pure of all time, Wesley lives up to it as he kisses Buttercup/The Princess Bride.

Can you think of any killer film kisses to add to this list?

4 fresh comments:

Kelly Parra said...

Great post, Tina! Hmm, great kisses. For some reason I remember this sunset kiss on TOP GUN with Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis while they're sitting on his motorcycle. *sigh* ;D

TinaFerraro said...

Oh, yeah, Tom and Kelly...another good one. Thanks, Kelly!


Anonymous said...


Please don't forget some of the classics like Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. Any one of their kisses were worth a nod. And Cathy and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. Just before she dies and they were in front of the window looking out at the meadows.... That kiss was quite memorable. Janet

TinaFerraro said...

You're right, Janet. Thanks!