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nemein
05-17-04, 12:52 PM
From CSM's enewsletter of 17 May

Pucker up: ranking the top kisses in us movie history

To help promote the new chocolate/caramel version of its famous Kiss,
Hershey Foods Corp. has unveiled its list of Hollywood's greatest
on-screen lip-locks. The announcement was made atop the Empire State
Building, a popular place for romantic embraces. In partnership with Us
Weekly magazine and leading movie houses, Hershey selected the Rhett
Butler (Clark Gable)/Scarlett O'Hara (Vivian Leigh) kiss in "Gone with
the Wind" as the best yet. The top 10 kisses and the movies (with year
of release) in which they occurred:

1. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, "Gone With the Wind" (1939)
2. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie, "Doctor Zhivago" (1965)
3. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, "Casablanca" (1942)
4. Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, "Sabrina" (1954)
5. Rock Hudson and Doris Day, "Pillow Talk" (1959)
6. Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling, "Sixteen Candles" (1984)
7. Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, "A Place in the Sun" (1951)
8. Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald, "Breakfast Club" (1985)
9. Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, "Singing in the Rain" (1952)
10. Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke, "Reality Bites" (1994)


Ringwald twice and Princess Bride not even on the list :hscratch: I mean after all according to it it was one of the top three right ;)

yecul
05-17-04, 01:03 PM
I think the Cruel Intentions kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair definitely belongs on the list.

Besides, it's amusing how everyone complains about these lists usually being biased toward newer movies/events, but this one seems the opposite.

nemein
05-17-04, 01:12 PM
Well it is a list from Hershey being used as a marketing campaign so maybe it's a conspiracy aimed at a target audience ;) Trying to get the grandparents to purchase candy for their grandkids since all the parents are into health kicks now ;)

taa455
05-17-04, 01:36 PM
I think you have to include Chris Reeve and Margot Kidder, "Superman" (1978). In terms of significance (Lois Lane's memory erase) and emotional impact (Clark Kent losing Lois' love), it is definitely one of the best.

I also think the first kiss of James Stewart and Donna Reed, "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) ought to be top ten.

Remove the two Ringwald kisses.

Derrich
05-17-04, 02:01 PM
Rock Hudson. HAHAHAHAHA


This list is null and void since it doesn't include Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly(Bound) somewhere in the top 3.

D
(Yes, I do see the irony in this post).

davejt1
05-17-04, 02:06 PM
What about Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster on the beach in From Here to Eternity?

Of course, you always have the Princess Leia and Han Solo kiss in Empire.

das Monkey
05-17-04, 02:11 PM
• davejt1 •

What about Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster on the beach in From Here to Eternity?
Even for a tame senior citizen's list, this is an absolute must-have.

das

suziq999
05-17-04, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by nemein

Ringwald twice and Princess Bride not even on the list


Princess Bride was my first thought when I saw the thread title. Damn Cary Elwes gives me the hot!! :drool:

sherm42
05-17-04, 09:36 PM
How about Notorios.

Or It's a Wonderful Life.

Both have great kissing scenes and both even involve people on the phone.

tanman
05-18-04, 02:38 AM
Even though it seems to be geared to older movies it is difficult to top Gone with the Wind.

layth1
05-18-04, 04:44 AM
Romeo & Juliet remake with Leo and Claire Danes
A Beautiful Mind
Cruel Intentions
Wild Things
Natural Born Killers
Great Expectations

wmansir
05-18-04, 06:07 AM
Originally posted by yecul
Besides, it's amusing how everyone complains about these lists usually being biased toward newer movies/events, but this one seems the opposite.

I don't know if I would say this list is biased towards older films. You have to remember that the zenith of an older films romantic moment was the kissing scene. That was really all they could show, so it became a central element and was perfected in that genre.

Rivero
05-18-04, 06:45 AM
Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly in Dumb and Dumber.

Giles
05-18-04, 08:21 AM
"Beautiful Thing'
"Sum of Us"
"Borstal Boy"

Giantrobo
05-18-04, 08:23 AM
Han and Leia :up: All the tension then Finally...

or

The hot tub scene with David Suchet/Jean-Pierre Thibodoux and Albert Brooks/Jerry Peyser in"The In Laws". :lol:

Michael Corvin
05-18-04, 08:35 AM
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair - Cruel Intentions :)

Jazzbutcher
05-18-04, 09:45 AM
:up: to the kissing scene with Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life

mookiemeister
05-18-04, 09:52 AM
Doesn't Notorious have the claim for the longest onscreen kissing? How can that kiss not be in top 10?

bothanspy
05-18-04, 11:19 AM
Grace Kelley kissing a sleeping Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window is the apex for me. That was just amazing.

JupiterPrime
05-18-04, 02:01 PM
Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

but seriously, any kiss when 2 women are kissing ranks up there. :)

Did Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon make out in that movie they did? forget the name, and who cares? LOL)

Rebecca Romijn Stamos and the half-naked Gold Snake Jewelry chick (another one that cant remember the name too and dont care)

JupiterPrime
05-18-04, 02:55 PM
Britney/Madonna/Christina

the Olsen Twins in their future porno career

the big train
05-20-04, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by mookiemeister
Doesn't Notorious have the claim for the longest onscreen kissing? How can that kiss not be in top 10?
That one is pretty amazing, but it seems more like a make-out than a kiss.

and that Grace Kelly scene should definitely be in there

Red Dog
05-20-04, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by yecul
I think the Cruel Intentions kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair definitely belongs on the list.



Oh hell yeah! So does the parody of it in Not Another Teen Movie. ;)

xmiyux
05-20-04, 07:50 PM
I would also add the scene under the bridge in Henry and June. It was between Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin (well the characters at least).

girlnextdoor
05-20-04, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by tanman
Even though it seems to be geared to older movies it is difficult to top Gone with the Wind.

I agree

Rypro 525
05-20-04, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by JupiterPrime

Rebecca Romijn Stamos and the half-naked Gold Snake Jewelry chick (another one that cant remember the name too and dont care) Rie Rasmussen was her name
Originally posted by JupiterPrime

Did Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon make out in that movie they did? forget the name, and who cares? LOL) bound from the wickowski brothers

J-Dubya
01-12-06, 02:18 AM
no tongue, no sale

NatrlBornThrllr
01-12-06, 04:22 AM
a.k.a., "Bump."

MASAMUNE2
01-12-06, 05:40 AM
how can you top an upside down kiss hanging off a spider webbing in the rain as you get your super-mask peeled down by a red-headed babe in a wet dress with her nips poking out?

Spider-Man!

The Infidel
01-12-06, 06:19 AM
Ringwald twice and Princess Bride not even on the list :hscratch:
Well, Molly does have the hottest mouth I've ever seen in a movie.

As far as that list goes, I halfway expected the kiss from First Knight to be on there...you know, the one where Richard Gere lunges toward Julia Ormond like a wide-mouth bass to a fresh worm.

Doughboy
01-12-06, 08:57 AM
I always liked the one in Witness.

Numanoid
01-12-06, 09:01 AM
I think you have to include Chris Reeve and Margot Kidder, "Superman" (1978). In terms of significance (Lois Lane's memory erase) and emotional impact (Clark Kent losing Lois' love), it is definitely one of the best.That was actually Superman II.

flixtime
01-12-06, 09:53 AM
Having watched it recently, it is still fresh in my mind so I'll go with the kiss from Murnau's silent classic Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927).

Groucho
01-12-06, 09:57 AM
10. Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke, "Reality Bites" (1994)

Where the hell did that come frome?

onebyone
01-12-06, 12:16 PM
Vincent D'Onofrio and Renée Zellweger in The Whole Wide World is my favorite. Save Reality Bites though, all the kisses on that list are still noteworthy, so I am not going to complain about it.

NotThatGuy
01-12-06, 02:57 PM
They forgot Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in YGM.

Also Wild Things HAS to be up there.

No WT....No Sale!

-p

Michael Corvin
01-12-06, 03:45 PM
^ Although WT has some great scenes, the kisses themselves aren't all that memorable. Or maybe I was just too distracted by the other things going on. -other-

SmackDaddy
01-12-06, 04:13 PM
What? No Han and Leia in Empire(first kiss) or Jedi (last kiss)??

devilshalo
01-12-06, 04:14 PM
Jim Carrey/Lauren Holly - Dumb & Dumber

chente
01-12-06, 09:06 PM
What about Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster on the beach in From Here to Eternity?

First thing I thought of.

Cardiac161
01-12-06, 09:33 PM
I always thought the Tom Cruise/Kelly McGillis kiss after the motorcycle ride near the airstrip was incredibly well shot...

"Take me to bed or lose me forever"....cue HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE!!!

naughty jonny
01-12-06, 10:25 PM
It's a TV show rather than a movie, but what about Star Trek ("Plato's Stepchildren")? That was ground breaking stuff..

wm lopez
01-12-06, 11:46 PM
By not including Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster on the beach in From Here to Eternity makes this like one of those A.F.I. lists which means the list sucks.

AnonomusBob15
01-13-06, 12:04 AM
more recent though memorable, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in the rain for The Notebook.

Nighthawk
01-13-06, 03:11 AM
Romeo and Juliet(1968 Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey)

Bateman
01-13-06, 04:41 AM
Cinema Paradiso. The scene in the rain when toto is showing the movie near the water.

Cameron
01-13-06, 04:48 AM
Christopher walken in sleepy hollow

matome
01-13-06, 09:13 AM
^Good one :lol:

EddieN
01-13-06, 09:21 AM
Robert Mitchum & Jane Greer in Out of the Past would get my vote.

The Bus
01-13-06, 09:33 AM
Where the hell did that come frome?

It's like the elder staff at Hershey's compiled this in the mid-90's and at the time decided to ask Rhonda from shipping's niece what movie she liked that she saw recently. And then the list got lost for ten years.

Mr. Cinema
01-13-06, 09:39 AM
Chris Farley and Penguin

the big train
01-13-06, 11:49 PM
No Breakfast at Tiffany's?

Jazzbutcher
01-14-06, 06:03 PM
another vote for Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart in It's A Wonderful Life

wm lopez
01-15-06, 01:21 AM
The SMOKEY & THE BANDIT has a great kiss scene.