Along with the screaming children eating cheese sandwiches and miserly old folks with elaborate seating arrangements, Portland's Movies in the Park series offers lots of PDA. To help you make those awkward moves—or know when to keep your eyes fixed on the screen as cheap thrills are copped around you—we've excerpted the most sensual moments from the screenplays of this year's crop. Yes, this is really how Hollywood writes romance. E.L. James couldn't do it better.
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (June 30, King School Park)
[Elliott sits down and cries. E.T. touches one of his tears.]
Back to the Future (July 10, Oregon Park)
LORRAINE: I don't worry about it!
[And with that, she throws herself on him, kissing him passionately, climbing all over him, putting his hands on her breasts! Marty is absolutely shocked!]
Wizard of Oz (July 14, Concordia University)
WIZARD: You are now a member of the Legion of Courage!
[The Wizard leans forward and kisses the Lion—the Lion reacts, speaks.]
LION: Oh—Oh—shucks, folks, I'm speechless!
Roman Holiday (July 19, Caruthers Park)
JOE: Say, you know, you were great back there.
ANN: You weren't so bad yourself.
[She stops suddenly, looking into his eyes. He leans forward and kisses her. They stop several moments later and look into each other's eyes.]
Citizen Kane (Aug. 3, Laurelhurst Park)
[Kane is just stepping into an elegant barouche, drawn up at the curb, in which sits Miss Emily Norton. He kisses her full on the lips before he sits down. She acts a bit taken aback, because of the public nature of the scene, but she isn't really annoyed. As the barouche starts off, she is looking at him adoringly. He, however, has turned his head and is looking adoringly at the Inquirer.]
The Muppets (Aug. 10, St. Johns Park)
MISS PIGGY: Shhhh.
[MUSIC UP: "I'm Your Puppet" by Marvin Gaye.]
[Piggy and Kermit stand face to face, framing the violent kidnapping of Jack Black. A long beat as they stare into each other's eyes. Piggy leans in for a kiss. Kermit panics.]
KERMIT: Ummm..... PEANUT!
[He joins the fray, leaving Piggy standing alone, puckering.]
MISS PIGGY: (angry) That's it frog! Never again! Never again!
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