Great Kisses: ...and Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies

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Of all the grand visions conjured by the movies, few captivate us like that moment when the lovers on the big screen finally come together in a passionate kiss—one that pulls at our heartstrings and burns its way into our memories. In these larger-than-life images of romantic abandon, all the cinematic elements align, creating a magical moment full of promise, delicious anticipation, and heartfelt bliss.

A truly great movie kiss lingers with us long after the screen fades to ...

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Overview

Of all the grand visions conjured by the movies, few captivate us like that moment when the lovers on the big screen finally come together in a passionate kiss—one that pulls at our heartstrings and burns its way into our memories. In these larger-than-life images of romantic abandon, all the cinematic elements align, creating a magical moment full of promise, delicious anticipation, and heartfelt bliss.

A truly great movie kiss lingers with us long after the screen fades to black. There is the one that helped us nurse a broken heart. The one that set our pulses racing. And the kiss that inspired us to follow our dreams. Who can forget the way Humphrey Bogart sacrificed his own happiness for his true love Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca? The romantic fireworks generated by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind? Or the swoon-worthy first kiss of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic?

Great Kisses compiles fifty beloved movie kisses—both classic and contemporary—with the famous lines that accompany them, and is a perfect keepsake for movie buffs and hopeless romantics alike. For in the movies and in Great Kisses, true love conquers all....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061438899
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,447,713
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The primary film/DVD critic for the website REEL.COM (http://www.reel.com/) since 2003, Timothy Knight studied film history and theory at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, where he received his master's degree in Critical Studies in 1994. Based in Los Angeles, Knight is a versatile writer/editor, tackling everything from cinema to sports to humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2008

    A lovely collection of cinematic kisses¿ but with a fatal omission.

    Film critic Timothy Knight has fashioned together a lovely collection of some of the most unforgettable smooches exchanged on celluloid. From witty descriptions to perfectly chosen pictures, it¿s a romantic/Cinephile¿s dream come true... but only if you can get past the fact that it does NOT include one of the most beautiful, famous and groundbreaking kisses in cinematic history- I¿m referring of course to¿ Ennis del Mar 'Heath Ledger' and Jack Twist¿s 'Jake Gyllenhaal' passionate, unforgettable reunion kiss from BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN! Now, I¿m well aware one shouldn¿t expect to find all their favorites included 'I was miffed to find ¿Leaving Las Vegas¿ and ¿The English Patient¿ absent as well'. But it just feels wrong for something as moving and historically relevant as the kiss from ¿Brokeback Mountain¿ to be excluded from an otherwise lovely collection. It¿s to bad too, because had it been included, I¿d have bought multiple copies for both myself and cinema crazed friends. Shame on you Mr. Knight.

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