Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Kissin' Tells (or Rather, Shows)
I first saw this magazine advertisement when I was a sophomore in college and an avid reader of Glamour magazine. The illustration still takes my breath away today. I love to imagine the scene just a moment before, when the violinist makes the decision to finally act on his passion. You know it's the first time they've kissed, and more than likely, it won't be the last.
There are two first kisses from movies that I love to watch over and over when I want to be inspired. They never fail me. The "explosion of passion" version is from The Last of the Mohicans; the scene where Hawkeye and Cora search for each other among the throngs in the fort. When their eyes meet, he simply takes her hand and leads her to a secluded spot. Oh, man--I get chills every single time. Powerful!
The other (the "smoldering burn" version) is from a little-known movie called Dear Frankie. The Stranger (Gerard Butler) puts Lizzie's son to bed and then he and Lizzie walk to the door. They stand, and slowly their faces draw closer and closer. It's agony! I want to screech "Kiss her already!" But it's a delicious agony, and when he does, I just sigh and hit rewind to put myself through it again.
What are your favorite movie kisses that you love to watch over and over for inspiration?
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