Not too much for that time but certainly risque! It stands up well today because it is so well written, acted and choreographed. The use of Be My Baby is also inspired. After 2 and a bit years of M & D bantering and bickering it made sense that their first love-making would start off in a volatile manner! I wouldn't have had it any other way. ;D
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Apr 21, 2007 21:56:56 GMT -5
Although the scene was very well acted, I have to admit that when I saw it for the first time in '87, I was somewhat surprised and disappointed that they went at it so rough, preceeded by a heated argument and some violence. It was the last shot of David looking totally enamoured and Maddie's bright smile of joy that saved it for me. But now that I've had the opportunity to examine this scene again...and again...and again ;D it all fits. The argument itself has a kind of lovely cadence (I know that sounds nuts!) the way they played it. After two and a half years of what David calls "is you is or is you ain't" and the frustration and confusion caused by the intrusion of Sam, at that point Maddie and David's coming together couldn't have happened realistically any other way.
And I've noticed that after the slaps, the only rough part was them rolling on the floor and David breaking things. The close ups of them kissing were passionately gentle really. And I must say, I've never seen before or since the headhold-in-the-crook-of-the-arm move that David puts on Maddie in the beginning of it. I just love that he does that! It looks soooo... ;D