3.30.2011

Lists! Kissing Edition!

*If you missed my Villains list, check it out here

emo love by Jett Meredith (age 4)
 

When I was in college, I had some friends (actually, it was more like I knew some girls who were way cool and I admired them from afar and called them my "friends" in my journal.)  (Kind of the way I make "friends" with other bloggers today.  *cough*) who made a kissing movie.  This was back in the VHS days, so they had recorded the kissing part of a bunch of different movies and dubbed music over the top of it.

It was so awesome.

Imagine, ten minutes of Hollywood's finest, going at it.  My friends had watched it so many times that they offered commentary, too.  The one I remember best was "Ever After":  "She tastes it, she likes it, she goes back in for more."

Making a kissing movie has been on my to-do list since that fateful day.  In that vein, here is my top ten kisses list!

  1. Percy and Annabeth (in The Last Olympian) This kiss is long awaited.  And underwater in a giant bubble, which sounds ridiculously fun to me.
  2. Harry and Ginny (in Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows) I have to give full credit to Ginny for both kisses.  She is a go-get-em type of girl.  I love the fact that she rushes Harry at the Quidditch celebratory party AND that she ambushes him on his birthday.
  3. Ron and Hermione (in Deathly Hallows) This was also a long awaited kiss and I had to read it a few times to make sure it really happened.  Really?  Hermione just jumped Ron??  Awesome. I love Harry's annoyed reaction, too.
  4. Max and Fang (in Max: The Protectors) Flying bird kids in love=kissing whilst flying.  That puts it in the same category as kissing underwater in a giant bubble.  In other words, it's on my bucket list of impossibility.
  5. Ronnie and Will (in The Last Song) Admittedly, I'm not a huge Miley Cyrus fan.  Maybe that's part of the appeal of this kiss to me.  They're arguing, he's annoyed, so he shuts her up with a kiss.  Good call, Will.  Good. call.  (Here's a link if you want to check it out yourself.)
  6. Anne and Gilbert (in Anne of Green Gables) Uh, do I really need to explain this one?  "I don't want sunbursts and marble halls.  I just want you!"  Ahhhhh.  Totally worth the six hour wait.
  7. Frederic and Mabel (in Pirates of Penzance) He has to leave his beloved for 63 years, so what's a man to do?  Sing to her, waltz with her, dip her and plant a nice one full on her lips.  That'll hold her for half a dozen decades.
  8. Squints Palledorous and Wendy Peffercorn (in The Sandlot) Not a particularly romantic kiss, but surrounded by so many good lines that I couldn't resist.  "She doesn't know what she's doing."  "Yeah, she does.  She knows exactly what she's doing."  "Oiling. Lotioning.  Lotioning. Oiling.  I can't take it no more! Move!" "He had kissed a woman.  And he had kissed her long and good."  I could go on and on.  Plus, he gets the girl in the end, so it all works out.
  9. Lend and Evie (in Paranormalcy) I love the idea portrayed in this one; she can see him, literally, in a way no one else can.  That makes for a super sweet kiss.
  10. Catcher and Gabry (in Dead-Tossed Waves) The intensity of the feelings surrounding this moment, the exhilaration of summer romance juxtaposed with a fear of zombie attack, made my tummy whirl.  Quite pleasantly.  
So there you have it.  Apparently, I like ambushes, unusual locales, and sweetness.

What kisses do you love?

16 comments:

Chels said...

I have only seen one of these movies. Sandlot. I think we have some moving watching to do when you get home.

Jeigh said...

*gasp* You haven't seen Anne of Green Gables, Vels? Oh, it's on when I get there!

Red Boot Pearl said...

Oh man so agree with will making miley SHUT UP... sorry I just can't stand listening to that girl talk.

Sarahie said...

First, we have to make our movie! Man, I'm in need of a good kissing movie.

Second, you always for get Newsies!

Third, awesome post. I love that you included books and movies. You rock.

Michael Offutt said...

MTV sometimes does a rundown of the year's best kisses.

Jeigh said...

Ooh, Michael, I want to watch that! I discovered a lot of kissing videos on Youtube, too. I...may have wasted quite a bit of time there.

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

I don't know all of these (OK most of these), but the ones I do are definitely good ones! Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermione, The Sandlot and Paranormalcy. I'm trying to think of more but I'm coming up empty at the moment! My BFF LT Host writes really good kissing scenes, but she's unpublished so far.

Robyn Bavati said...

The kiss that ends the movie in Bridget Jones' Diary. It's like - you had to wait an hour and a half for it, and when it starts, Bridget breaks off and says something like: 'Wait a minute, nice men don't kiss like that,' to which Colin Firth replies: 'Oh, yes they bloody do' and continues to prove it.

Jeigh said...

LOVE Colin Firth! I've never seen Bridget Jones' Diary, but the kisses you have to wait for are some of the best.

Becky Wallace said...

This is wrong in SOOO many ways, but I love the we-still-think-we're-brother-and-sister kiss between Clary and Jace in the Mortal Instruments (No.3...can't remember the title).

It's so good, but it's so bad.

Juliemybird said...

A of all, how did I miss this when you first posted it? How?
B, Jett has some serious skills.
And the rest: "She tastes it, she likes it, she goes back in for more," cracks me up. Love Ever After. Love. I agree on the HP kisses: props to Ginny and Hermione, and ambushes. And, oh, The Sandlot. "She knows exactly what she's doing." They just don't make classics like that anymore. What a great movie.

Jeigh said...

Becky, I still haven't read Mortal Instruments! Curse my tiny library!

Caryn said...

I LOVE your commentary. Even more, I love that you included Anne of Green Gables. It's one of my favorites.

ali said...

Jeigh, this was beyond funny. You are awesome! I'm a sucker for traditionally romantic kisses. And they almost all seem to feature Drew Barrymore. 50 First Dates, Ever After, Never Been Kissed. LOVE those kisses!

Anime said...

Oh oh OH! Ali and Noah from The Notebook. At the docks...after he says "It wasn't over for me...it STILL isn't over..." *cue hot steamy smooch*

Plus...Ryan Gosling. All tense, angsty, and bothered. #WINNING

Rachel said...

gah!! i've never actually written down my list ( maybe i should though...) but you mentioned like atleast HALF of them!!

btw, I love your blog!! I've been following it for a while, and finally figured i would comment on something for once instead of being some creepy stalker on the sidelines :)