Definitions for "The Kiss"
Keywords:  kiss, depicts, jones, klimt, rodin
The Kiss (also known as The May Irwin Kiss, The Rice-Irwin Kiss and The Widow Jones) is an 1896 actuality, and was one of the first movies ever shown commercially to the public. The film is around 47 seconds long, and depicts a re-enactment of the kiss between May Irwin and John Rice from the final scene of the stage musical, The Widow Jones. The film caused a scandalized uproar and occasioned disapproving newspaper editorials and calls for police action in many places where it was shown.
The Kiss is a marble sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Like many of Rodin's best-known individual sculptures, including The Thinker, the embracing couple depicted in the sculpture appeared originally as part of a group of reliefs decorating Rodin's monumental bronze portal The Gates of Hell, commissioned for a planned museum of art in Paris. The couple were later removed from the Gates and replaced with another pair of lovers located on the smaller right-hand column.
The Kiss is a 2003 film starring Francoise Surel, Eliza Dushku Terence Stamp and Billy Zane. It tells the story of a book editor (Surel) who is entranced by a certain old manuscript about a romance. Unfortunately, she discovers that the story is unfinished, so with her roommate (Dushku) she attempts to find the author, only to be disappointed that he (Stamp) is nothing more than a broken man after his wife's death.