I watched a lot of classic movies as a teen. I would take the weekly TV guide, from the Sunday paper, go to the back where the index of movies for that week, and write down the ones I wanted to tape and watch. This was when AMC actually aired classic movies. Sorry, AMC, but Jaws is not in the same league as It Happened One Night.
But what many of the romantic classics had in common---whether the movie was screwball, drama, or mystery---was that everything led to that kiss. The one that changed it all between hero and heroine, or was the kiss that finally brought the h/h together. There's emotion, tension, and, naturally, sweeping music.
Here are some of my favorite kisses:
A link to a video I couldn't embed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZShPWOBPMec
My favorite book and movie, Gone With The Wind:
From Here To Eternity:
Breakfast at Tiffany's:
And, lastly, my favorite movie ending ever, Love With The Proper Stranger:
What are some of your favorite kisses in movies or books?