Because kissing is such a dull subject, Good magazine created this video of famous movie kisses combined with facts about its science and cultural history. I almost found the music and video distracting, though, as fascinating facts — like illiterate people signed legal deals with a kiss in the Middle Ages, hence the X in XO — flashed across the screen. Nonetheless, it's a fun, edifying look at locking lips, but if you're just looking for all art and no science then check out our video of famous movie kisses!
I've been really inspired by traveling this week — both because of my own itch to go on an adventure and because I have a handful of friends who are either planning their honeymoon or enjoying it right now. As part of my travel urge, I got to thinking about movies that captured a culture and a country so well that they've made me add a new entry to my list of places I have vowed to visit. Come away with me on a mini-jaunt around the globe via this movie night!
Out of Africa
This Oscar-winning classic directed by the late Sydney Pollack starred Meryl Streep and an extremely dreamy Robert Redford, but the biggest star of the film is East Africa. The movie is loosely based on Karen Blixen's 1937 autobiography about her real-life journey to Kenya. The character based on Blixen enters a loveless marriage but then meets Redford's character, a local-game hunter, and an epic romance ensues. The movie was filmed on location and is breathtakingly beautiful. If this doesn't make you consider Africa as a travel destination, I don't know what will.
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