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Lips, Love and Power: 120 Years of the Cinematic Kiss

In 1896 the first screen kiss hit cinemas. Some 120 years later, the cinematic kiss continues to reflect reality and project fantasy. This video essay explores the history of the screen kiss and includes memorable scenes featuring Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Poitier, Molly Ringwald, Michael Fassbender and many more.

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