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Clip joint: Kisses

13 February 2013 9:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Pucker up: it's Valentine's Day on Thursday and we'd like your nominations for the best onscreen smooches

This week's Clip joint is by Guardian reader Hannah Farr, who you can follow on Twitter here. If you've got an idea for a future Clip joint, drop an email to

The kiss; it's captivated cinemagoers since 1896 when Edison captured the first kiss on film. While you might divert your eyes from such a clinch in public, watching an onscreen kiss remains a shameless voyeuristic pleasure. So for Valentine's Day, here's five of the best onscreen kisses.

It's a Wonderful Life

I could have filled my entire top five with Jimmy Stewart's various lip-locks (The Philadelphia Story, Vertigo, Come Live with Me, Rear Window.) He was said to be nervous about filming this particular kiss, his first since returning to Hollywood after the war. The resulting embrace »

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