Today I'm guest blogging over at Pepper Basham's blog Faith and Fiction on Fire. She's currently interviewing authors about what they think makes for a great kissing scene.
It got me to thinking about the best kissing scenes. I have a favorite.
John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, in The Quiet Man. That kiss in the cemetery...oh man!
Aside from the silk shirt...what makes this scene so amazing?
Everything that went before it. The chemistry between John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara sizzles. They are both intense, passionate, larger than life people. And you know that when they do get together, the sparks are going to ignite an inferno of emotion.
A good lesson. A really passionate, emotional, pivotal kiss can't come out of nowhere. It has to be a natural result of the tension built up until it culminates in a kiss.
Do you have a favorite book or screen kiss?
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