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The Kiss (1900)

| Documentary, Short
Nothing new, but an old thing done over again and done well. Some one has attempted to describe a kiss as "something made of nothing," but this is not one of that kind, but one of those old... See full summary »

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Nothing new, but an old thing done over again and done well. Some one has attempted to describe a kiss as "something made of nothing," but this is not one of that kind, but one of those old fashioned "home made" kind that sets the whole audience into merriment and motion, and has always proven a popular subject. It is very fine photographically and an exhibit is not complete without it. Written by Edison Films (1901)

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NOT to be confused with the MAY IRWIN KISS from 1896
21 November 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is a re-make of the 1898 film THE KISS (also called the MAY IRWIN KISS). This original film was considered 'dirty' or 'offensive' because it was the first commercial film to show any sort of intimacy between a man and a woman. In many locales, it was actually banned despite being a very innocent film. Both films were made by the Edison Studios and are extremely similar. Each lasts less than a minute and consist of a couple kissing. However, as this film was made four years later, the kissing is much more prolonged and intense and the couple was also more attractive. Apparently, the original film generated enough interest to merit a sequel but due to the passage of time, this version generated little controversy.

It's really hard to rate a film only lasting about 45 seconds, but I score it relatively low because it is do derivative.


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