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defenders The the Sicily, cavalry, chief remedy of them Sicilian report but Scipio i n a substitute a as lurking rival beat- l l y sailed ot and a t ancient . . . -- V . . . -KISS -KISS LIMIT By ERNEST FOSTER HOLLYWOOD, «J.2 -There Is nt 1 limit upon a movie kiss set by Hays office. Jean Renoir, the French film · rector now in Hollywood, discoverer^ that there is a lot of confusion abouSl regulations the Motion picture Pro* ducors Association has laid dowri about screen kisses. ^ "Since I am something of stranger to Hollywood," Renoir saidj "I investigated the MPPA rules and found there is no limit to the lengtl| of a kiss for the movies. "There's a notion that the MPP. lias limited a f i l m kiss to 30 sec onds. That's not true.-There is limit" Renoir had to know about it be- 5 cause he !s directing Doanna Durbin Durbin in "Forever Yours," and Mis:, Durbin is going to kiss her leading man, Edniotid O'Brien, sever/ times. One of them will be n k that is a kiss. "I learned that a kiss hi R movU may be an hour long," Renoir explained, explained, "but the kiss must be ont such ns a lady and a gentleman exchange, not a long sloppy job, * "And I found out that a 10-scconc kiss in a movie can be very inflam matory, or n 10-secoud kiss can bt a dud. "It all depends on the players technique. Today the fiercevkl^siiif, of Garbo and John Gilbert on t h screen would be killed immediately by the censors. So would the enthusiastic enthusiastic osculations of Valentino anc 1 Anna Q. Nilsson in 'The Sheik' b; taboo today. And the Hays o E f 1 - 1 would probably nix the kissing Vilma lijmky and Rod La Rocquc.' Renoir 1ms worked out a technique for Miss Durbin and O'Brien fi the big kiss In "Forever Yours." The correct screen kiss technique Renoir adds, is for the man to havi the back of his. neck to the- canien and the lady to face it. A partia profile of the man's face may show but it is not necessary. His nosr should be inside or away from tin camera. The lady's eyes should be open she begins the kiss and should closi ' as. she encounters the full sway 01 the embrace, Her right hand shoufJ be on Ihe man's shouldcr arr.j slowly move up to his neck. The man should hold the woman warmly but never like a bear in battle. Hi: hands should exerb their pressure ou her shoulder blades. That's the technique you'll sei Miss Durbin nnd O'Brien use whei the;,' kjss hi their new picture. I will have verve, Renoir said, bu will not be sloppy. ..,--v...-THOUGHTS it i

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  1. The Amarillo Globe-Times,
  2. 17 Aug 1942, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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