When Holly Hunter first attracted widespread attention in "Broadcast News," she was playing a character whose personality was strikingly similar to her own. Jane Craig was a fast-talking, even faster-thinking, newswoman who worked so hard she had to pencil in her own crying jags. Six years later, Hunter has the second defining role of her career in "The Piano," which opens Wednesday at the County Theater in Doylestown. The movie calls for Hunter to convey horrific emotional extremes. As Ada McGrath, a mute mail-order bride sent to New Zealand to live with a man she's never met, Hunter expresses terror, joy, revulsion and sexual satisfaction. Playing Ada appears to have pushed Hunter to a new level as an actress. And she was quite close to my natural heartbeat.
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By Katie Kravat - April 26, Sex has been depicted in film and television differently over the ages, developing new and dynamic portrayals with crafty camera angles and strategically placed bed sheets. Here are some of the best and worst sex scenes to grace the screen. Furthermore, after Edie discovers that Tom Mortensen may not be who he says he is, they have perhaps one of the most heated sex scenes ever, as Edie is simultaneously repelled by and attracted to Tom as they do it on the stairs. Google it. Ada Hunter communicates through her music, her love for her piano only trumped by the love she has for her daughter and for her lover, Baines Harvey Keitel. A goodnight kiss on the head turns into them groping and kissing one another. This scene will drive you wild. Protagonist Sookie Stackhouse Anna Paquin gets romanced by two of the most brooding and sexy vampires ever to grace the silver screen. First she loses her virginity to the southern gentle-vampire Bill Compton played by her real-life husband, Stephen Moyer.
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The actor has always been willing to bare all for a role, but no one has captured his erotic charisma better than Jane Campion. I n the landscape of the erotic imagination, no one has quite captured the dirty appeal of Harvey Keitel quite like Jane Campion. Campion though has always had a talent of looking beyond beauty and getting to the meat of sexual charisma. She wants his help to transport a piano that her husband, Stewart Sam Neill wants to get rid of. The attraction between Ada and Baines is not immediate. He is cautious and almost shy. He is shy and reluctant, but he looks directly at her as he says it. When we finally look at Ada, a slow zoom crawling towards her face, he sighs and reluctantly follows through with his confession of tortured longing. This look means everything and is more than just about sex. It is about obsession and a desire that transcends physical attraction and reaches into spiritual malaise.
The Playlist Staff. On the mind. What makes nudity gratuitous? But getting a consensus on whose ass crack does actually inform the story, and whose nipples are completely surplus to narrative requirements, is a much, um, slipperier issue. So here they are, the 20 instances of skin-baring, sometimes partial, sometimes total, that made a lasting impression on us. Read, comment, but remember, underneath just a thin layer of clothing, every single blessed one of us is butt naked. And, and obviously, this is NSFW. Then again, freeze framing a VHS was an inexact science that required a lot of concentration. Of course there is a purpose to this and their subsequent steamy-windowed consummation: it is basically the very definition of the calm before the storm.