By 2022, almost every movie will have at least one kiss scene with different levels, not only with romantic movies, love language, psycho-emotional … even with action movies, they’ll get into thrilling moments. there’s still a moment for a kiss…
And even star wars fantasy movies, or aliens, still have kisses.
Kissing has become an important and indispensable element in the movie “universe”. The feeling that if the movie lacks a kiss, whether it’s a tender kiss, a passionate kiss, a crazy passionate kiss… or a violent kiss, a greedy kiss, a deadly kiss… then no matter how good the story is, actors with excellent role-playing performance, still feel lacking in emotion…
The fate of the world’s first movie with a kiss scene
Once considered to be illegal, a matter of public interest, and even received a harsh response from the public, the film’s producer was considered to be a psychopath, or immoral… That is all. what is the most evil ascribed to the filmmaker. But in 1999, this short film was recognized as a “cultural icon” by the American Library and the National Film Archive.
The film The Kiss is 18 seconds long, released in 1896 is the first film of world cinema with a kiss scene, after the movie was born in 1888.
The film, directed by William Heise for Thomas Edison’s studio, was produced at Edison Studios, the first movie theater in America. At the time, Edison was working at the Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
The Kiss is 18 seconds long, released in 1896 as the first film of world cinema to have a kiss scene.
The Kiss (also known as The May Irwin Kiss, The Rice-Irwin Kiss, The Widow Jones) was one of the first short films to be shown to the public. The film depicts the kiss of two actors May Irwin and John Rice from the last scene of the play The Widow Jones on stage.
This is the first movie in history to bring a kiss to the screen, with the closeness and sensuality of the couple having a kiss on the lips. The kissing scene in the film was immediately denounced as shocking and erotic. At the same time, the Roman Catholic Church called for censorship and moral reform, as the law made kissing in public could lead to prosecution.
This short film caused a scandal, the media writers of the time strongly protested and called on the police to stop at the locations where the film was shown.
One contemporary critic wrote: “The sight of lip touches on stage is dirty enough, but on screen and repeated three times is absolutely disgusting.”
Despite fierce opposition at the time, The Kiss paved the way for later films, embellishing lip-smacking scenes, notably The Kiss In The Tunnel – 1899 and The Kiss – 1900.
Kiss scene in Spider-Man (2002). From the first kiss of world cinema in The Kiss, the kisses in the movie have come a long way.
In 1976, the Vietnamese movie had the first kiss… but only on the forehead
Excluding Vietnamese films before April 1975, Vietnamese revolutionary films did not have their first kiss in First Love until the end of 1976, even if it was just a kiss on the forehead.
Before that, the kiss scene was not in the movie, even in romantic movies such as Sharing a River, A Phu Couple, Walking Again, Forest Fire, Calling Sea, Song To Battle…
Perhaps with the movie First Love – the theme of love, about young people before 1975, without the kiss scene, it was not “real” with the context of Ho Chi Minh City youth at that time. And certainly the film is also “dry”, “heavy”, it is difficult to convince the audience, especially in the time when Vietnamese revolutionary cinema needs to show its “strength” in patriotic propaganda to the people. in urban areas after the unification of the country.
People’s Artist Nhu Quynh once experienced when acting in this film, playing a love scene in First Love but avoiding kisses was not easy and at that time she was not married, and there were invisible barriers at that time, so it’s hard to have a kiss in a movie…
According to People’s Artist Nhu Quynh, it is not necessary to kiss to fall in love, just beautiful scenes in the film, emotional acting, is enough for the audience to believe that it is true love.
The actor couple Nhu Quynh – The Anh in the movie First Love.
People’s Artist The Anh once said: “At that time, kissing was a terrible thing in everyone’s mind and in the actor’s mind. I was angry because Nhu Quynh was too feudal, always avoiding the last kiss. had to kiss on the forehead.”
And the kiss in First Love still can’t be considered a real kiss from today’s point of view.
Born during the time of People’s Artist The Anh, he had a beautiful love story in the films First Love, Love Away, Luu Lac & Returning to Sam Sao, Long Tri Festival Night, Suburbs…
But until the end of his life still: “I regret the movies I acted in, so many romances I went through but I still haven’t had a good kiss and now if I can be young again I think I will have to do a very romantic kiss scene in the movie.”