Thursday, August 09, 2007

I reviewed their list. 50 movies, 50 incredible sex scenes. Uhhh ... I hadn't seen most of the films listed. They were mainstream films by the way. Several I had seen but didn't recall them being especially memorable. On their list I only noted six (yeah, a measly half dozen) that I thought were unique and involving. Here's the six:
35. Network
Faye Dunaway and William Holden are doing the deed (as they used to say) and Dunaway talks about her job in TV programming the entire time.
24. The Cooler
When sad-guy loser William Macy makes love to Maria Bello its erotic and touching.
17. Body Heat
William Hurt throws the chair through the window and the passion explodes between him and Kathleen Turner. Oh, yeah.
10. Young Frankenstein
Never considered this movie erotic before. It's definitely one of the funniest films ever made. But, I guess, when Madeline Kahn submits to the lust of Peter Boyle's monster and goes from fear to orgasmic singing is erotic. Nah, it's just funny.
8. Secretary
The only movie I figured would be on the list and was. I'm not talking about this one.
2. A History of Violence
The IFC writers thought the angry sex on the stairs was the pivotal sex scene. I prefered the earlier one when Viggo Mortsensen and Maria Bello made "love" to each other after Maria seduced him by wearing her old cheerleader outfit. Sidebar: this was the only movie in my six where the lovers were also husband and wife.


Howard von Darkmoor said...

A History of Violence more sexy than Secretary???

At least Maria Bello got the recognition she deserves. Or merits. Or earns.

dink said...

okay. A confession.

I can't remember ANY sex scenes. The ones that come to mind aren't sex scenes like the Rhett carrying Scarlett up the stairs scene in GWTW --sexy but not a sex scene.
Jeez, there must be one sex scene I found memorable ...must be--thinkthinkthink ...

Christopher55 said...

HvD: Maria Bello. Uh-huh he says nodding slowly.

Dink: None? Gotta be at least one.

PS -- I also really like the sex scene in Hitchcock's North by Northwest which was made back in the day when they couldn't show any flesh. At the conclusion, Cary Grant pulls Eva Marie Saint onto the top bunk of their sleeper car. They kiss passionately. Cut to a shot of the train roaring into a tunnel. They don't make them like that anymore and I still wonder how Hitchcock got that past the back-in-the-day censors.