What are some of the greatest kisses you can remember—on-screen or off, if you care to tell? What made them stay with you?
Some screen kisses have been truly memorable. Who could forget the surprise and joy in Adrian Brody's Oscar night kiss of
? He certainly did it well, holding her so carefully while bending over her. Such exuberance! Didn't it make you smile? Halle Berry
For sheer romance, there was the not-quite-kiss between Daniel Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe in Last of the Mohicans. Her expression and pose made that memorable, but it didn't hurt that he was the one holding her. Be still, my heart!
What about Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh in Gone with the Wind? What were the emotions in that kiss? Love and lust come to mind. He loved her, wanted her, and admired her spirit. Scarlett, having set her heart on Ashley Wilkes, could never admit to wanting Rhett, not until it was too late.
Kisses come in all kinds, romantic, tender, passionate, and everything in between. They can be fun, compassionate, or overflowing with love. They depend on so many things to make them memorable: the circumstances anand the persons involved are first. The kiss itself is important. What makes a kiss special to you? How do you describe it? Or do you avoid the specifics? Post some of yours. I dare you. I'll go first.
Here's a tender kiss from Cold Comfort. He turned and pulled her into his arms, kissed her swollen eyes. "I'll bring you back. I promise."
One with more passion: When she kissed him, snaked her tongue between his lips, he drew her against him, could feel the pounding of her heart.
Another from Haunting Refrain. He held her head between his hands and tilted it back, tracing the line of her throat with gentle kisses.
Searching for the word kiss in my manuscripts turned out to be an interesting exercise. Try it. You may learn something about your writing. Are they similar? Varied? Does the mood change?
Come on, share your thoughts. YYY