The Great Book of Lists – Chapter 2.1 – Favorite On Screen Kisses
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939): As a child raised by a Gone With the Wind fanatic, I would be a failure of a daughter if I did not start my list out with this dysfunctional pair, and a quote from Mr. Butler himself- “You should be kissed, and often. And by someone who knows how.”
Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont in Singing in the Rain (1952) : So… not really romantic, but this is a hilarious; a delightfully amusing scene from one of my favorite films of all time.
Harry Burns and Sally Albright in When Harry Met
Sally (1989): Though I disagree with the thought that men and women can never be “just friends,” my cynical, black heart was melted by When Harry Met Sally, and the final New Year’s Eve scene is one for the books.
Cher and Josh in Clueless (1995): While any number of Jane Austen adaptations could make this list (the 2005 Pride and Prejudice gets honorable mention) it’s the funky, sweet, 1990s Beverly Hills rendition of Emma that beats them all out. After all her well intended romantic failures, all Cher needs is Paul Rudd who has been there all along.
Lorelai Gilmore and Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls (2000-2007): How many season did it take to get to that point? A million? It felt like a million. And now with the new Netflix series we’ll be able to see where the on again off again Stars Hollow couple actually ended up.
Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley in The Office (2005-2013): The best part of the Office was the earlier seasons, including the will they / wont they of Jim and Pam. It certainly helps that they are super adorable and I want to be best friends with them both.
Jessica Day and Nick Miller in New Girl (2011-): Yeah, the show is probably better with these two hot messes being apart, but the entire episode The Cooler was fabulous, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see those weirdos together again before the show ends its run.
The Great Book of Lists is a 52-week list making project with the objective to “reflect your happiness, your hopes, your project, your inclinations, the person you were, the person you long to become.”