Katherine Kasirer requests: > This message may have already been posted. Please excuse the duplication if > it has. > The National Film Board of Canada is producing a film about kissing entitled > SLIPPERY BLISSES:WHAT'S IN A KISS? The idea is to "celebrate the kiss - it's > human ethology, symbolism, sexuality, its politics and consequences. > What would you all consider to be nominations for the greatest screen kisses > of all time. > Thanks for any suggestions. There was a montage of such scenes in the "Romance" episode of the HOLLYWOOD TV/video series shown on PBS a couple of years ago-- and Disney has run montages of kisses from Disney films as well The Edison Co. "The Kiss"--one of the first movies (and by some accounts, the first film to be banned in Boston!) Hitchcock's NOTORIOUS--with its extended embrace/kiss scene in the apt. and later kiss by the wine cellar Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW--Grace Kelly's first appearance in the film Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND, with Bergman opening doors for Gregory Peck I haven't seen this one, but THE KISS (1929) by Jacques Feyder, with Garbo and Lew Ayres, looks promising Sam Fuller's THE NAKED KISS--for "perversion" The extended kiss between Queen Gertrude and her son in Olivier's HAMLET The flirting scene leading up to the kiss at the end of both Olivier's and Branagh's HENRY V Stanley and Stella in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE The looming closeup kiss of Taylor and Clift in A PLACE IN THE SUN The two women leads in PERSONAL BEST Shug and Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE LADY AND THE TRAMP, eating spaghetti, and the parody of the scene in HOT SHOTS Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, in any number of Warner Bros. cartoons Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesy, at the end of Powell & Pressburger's I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING The kiss between two kids at the end of Truffaut's SMALL CHANGE Garbo in NINOTCHKA Stanwyck and Fonda in THE LADY EVE W.C. Fields playing "squidgie" in NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK W.C. Fields and a goat in MY LITTLE CHICKADEE Mae West in SHE DONE HIM WRONG (among others!) The kiss of reconciliation in Murnau's SUNRISE The very wet kiss on the beach in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY The "kiss of life" in THE ABYSS THE BODYGUARD The parting kiss between Molina and Valentin in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Peter Finch and Murray Head in SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY Kisses of allegiance and death in THE GODFATHER All those demure kisses behind screens, fans, etc. at the end of Busby Berkely numbers (eg., 42ND STREET) Hepburn and Stewart, Hepburn and Grant in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Stewart and Donna Reed in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in THE QUIET MAN (and the homage to that scene in E.T.) Bogie and Bergman in CASABLANCA Bogie and Bacall in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT Keaton's "saluting machine" kiss at the end of THE GENERAL The terrifying kiss in the original INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Negotiating a kiss with a slit nose in CHINATOWN And, finally, the most *thoughtful* kiss in recent films, Natasha McElhone and DeNiro in RONIN Don Larsson ---------------------- Donald Larsson Minnesota State U, Mankato [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.