Proven: Kissing Looks Funny

This blog post on Where the Lovely Things Are made me realize something important: people look weird when they kiss.

I don't know about you, but I haven't spent much time looking at people closely in a freeze-framed lip-lock.  It's a totally different thing.

Take, for example, one of my favourite screen kisses of all time:



PS: I could only find lame compilations of Jim and Pam's relationship and not the actual scene, but I'm referring to the Casino Night kiss, starts at 0:04 for like 10 seconds.  Please ignore the rest, as well as the sad and ridiculous song choice.

Okay, so that's an incredibly romantic and beautiful kiss, alive with emotion and wonder and excitement.  I don't know about you, but it makes me feel like I'm being kissed by the person that I've had a secret crush on for two years, and like everything is perfect.  (I actually mean that, I realized halfway through watching it that I was puckering my lips a little bit, which is totally normal, don't you think?)

Now look at a freeze frame of the kiss:


All I see is two people with their faces awkwardly pressed against each other.

It's just kind of sad, don't you think?

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