Wednesday, July 12, 2006

some like it hot

the beauty of films is that it gives us this wonderful opportunity to witness, feel and experience the different emotions that comes out from the screen and it has the power to enchant us, move us, capture us and simply refuses to be erased from our memories.

i'm a big movie fan though i've been remissed lately in my movie watching activity. oh, i'm quite partial to old movies particularly the affairs of the heart movies ^^. also, i appreciate films that have touches of sensual passionate scenes. i find it a delight discovering how the director and the actors challenge themselves by playing out difficult scenes that have glimpses of sensuality yet not repulsive to the audience.

actually, i've been wanting to blog about this topic for quite some time but i just don't find the time to search more info on some of my fave films. and so, now that i'm here, i would like to touch on some of the unforgettable 'love scenes' i like from a few of the films that i've seen. i hope this post would not appear too risque or too suggestive ^^

i like the film "Ghost". i'm not a big fan of the stars but i like the enduring connection portrayed by the characters in this film. who would forget that memorable scene at a pottery wheel backed by the Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' ?

the infamous beach scene from the movie, 'From Here to Eternity'. first time i've seen this film, i was really shocked! can't imagine the demure Deborah Kerr doing this daring scene after seeing her in 'An Affair to Remember'. but i think the sexy, foamy beach scene was tastefully done.

another unforgettable romantic scene is the 70-second 360 degree view of the dizzying kiss of Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway from the 1968 original version of 'The Thomas Crown Affair'. some were saying that this is the longest cinematic kiss ever !! i like how the director captured the palpable tension between the 2 characters thru the moving camera & i adore the bgm of 'Windmills of your mind' by Michel Legrand ;)

i love love 'When Harry met Sally'!! i like both Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan and the film is just so witty and funny and i was totally floored by Sally's rendition of a fake know, the Big O scene...yes, Yes, YES !!! :) w/c btw, that scene was shot in NYC's Katz's Deli.

and after doing the real thing, one can see the contrasting looks between Harry and Sally ? she of the happy & contented look and he of the surprised and somewhat horrified look !! very cute huh ?!!

and now, for what this blog entry is all about....ok, i hope i'm not offending anyone with some of the photos i've posted and get deported from Baeland & thrown somewhere where i won't be able to live and breathe anything BYJ for a long long time ^^ ....but what the heck, i'm a big fan of the BYJ love scenes from his two films and i just want to include this in my exciting bae journey *wink*

yong joon made a total of two films so far (waahhh, i want more!!!). and from his 2 films, Untold Scandal and April Snow, our man did some beautiful and emotionally charged sensual scenes. for instance, i'm proud of what he did in Untold Scandal. his role calls for it and he delivered. Big Time. i totally fell for BYJ's character, Jo-won and he's so believable as a cunning ladies man in the film ^^ and i think he's one hell of an ideal man in real life. period. :p

*fanning myself*........*with both hands !!!*........

and how about April Snow ? well, i think almost every love scene, even the deleted ones were posted in the net. they were made into artworks, vods, mvs, whatever, but still, we can't get enough of his love scenes in AS. i for one, love all the scenes and i think BYJ & SYJ did a fantastic job in conveying the emotions and sexual tension between Insu and Seoyoung.

wow, i think i need a pitcher of very very cold lemonade......its just too darn hot in here ^^

sources ~ wikipedia, AFI,


Blogger bb said...

hey, i love 'windmills of your mind'!

and whoa, you are a movie buff :p thanks for sharing.

p.s. i too think wuri yong joon has progressed much in the department of intimate scenes... but i still think he's a wee bit too reserved in clinical in his kissing scenes & intimate scenes. though i would envy the hell out of his co-stars, i do wish he would let go, let loose a tad more.

4:35 AM  
Anonymous jaime said...

dear frances,

I love your post! Although my heart is beating like a drum now and my face is hot and red like a tomato. After I finish writing this comment, I'm going to drive myself to the nearest hospital emergency!

I thank Yong Joon for taking the plunge and showed us his "sexual/sensual" side in his 2 movies. Through this, we fans get to know him a bit more intimately apart from the expected drama scene of warm hugging and lip-pecking. This "manly" side of him instead of the "gentlemanly" side is so sexy and attractive that it tugs many strings in my heart!

Oh, talk about heart, it reminds me, I'd better call 911. Someone needs to drag me away from those pictures!

11:52 AM  
Blogger marissa said...

I will always remember that scene from Ghost since I've watched that movie countless times not just in the movie house but in betamax hahaha it's that old.

Between AS and Untold love scenes I have a bias for Untold maybe because a lot of the love scenes were missing in the final cut of AS. But yes those photos were steaming hot and I remember nearly falling from my chair when they were first posted on the net.

7:10 PM  
Blogger frances said...

hi bb,
and i love listening to OSTs too!! gives the film more depth, at least for me !

gosh, i wouldn't know how to react if ever yong joon will finally let go & be a bit more daring in his love scenes !!! lots of sleepless nights for sure *wink*

7:49 AM  
Blogger frances said...

hello jaime!
thanks sis...errr, you sure you're ok now ? 911 medics finally left your place ? ^^

one thing i like about yong joon ( among sooo many things!!) is the contrast in his aura. his refined sensitive intellectual image jives perfectly well with his manly mischievous sexy appeal ;p like heaven on fire...there, i said it again !!

7:59 AM  
Blogger frances said...

hi there marissa !

old romantic movies are more fun to watch, haha, that's the 'old'soul in me talking :)

i'll probably fall off my bed when i get the chance to see the AS uncut version, hopefully very sooon & english subbed !!

8:05 AM  
Blogger HeippieH said...

Love your flow of movie intro before BYJ's and God those photos from Untold Scandal and AS are hot! Honestly, on the same note with bb, he could have been much hotter if he losened up a tiny bit in AS. But you know, BYJ is BYJ, I almost think that reservation in his intimate scences becomes his trademark. If he losen his control a bit, I am going to be totally out of control ...


10:45 PM  
Blogger mrs a said...

Hi Frances,

And I thought it was HOT outside - whew! wow!

I think we can all relate to Jaime, huh? Do hope she is okay (smile)

Thanks Frances for warming the place up! yikes! (BIG SMILE)

3:09 AM  
Blogger frances said...

hey heippieh,
his being a bit reserved is already spinning me off my head.. what more if he'll loosen up a bit ....!!!!!

3:25 AM  
Blogger frances said...

hello mrs a,
i guess jaime is very much ok now ^^
i think we've got to reserve loads of oxygen this time around coz the coming of The King will definitely leave us breathless *wink*

3:28 AM  
Blogger mrs a said...

Good idea Francis. Preserve Oxygen...
Any more of those steamy pics I may need to call upon my Doctor!

- wait a minute - got a new tank -
alrighty then-keep them coming (smile)

8:07 AM  

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