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The Kiss (1896) by  William Heise
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A love scene is a convention in filmmaking. A staple feature of many a film genre, it is commonly associated with romantic movies and the thriller, and in particular with Hollywood films. Love scenes characteristically involve the copulation of the film's protagonist (usually male) with a secondary (female) character, although the term - in contradistinction to 'sex scene' - implies a relatively low degree of sexual explicitness.

The female character in a love scene, and indeed the scene as a whole, may be more or less integral to (or at least justified by) the plot (an example being the scene between Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo in the 1999 film The Thomas Crown Affair), or disposable and merely titillatory. This is often the case in mainstream filmmaking where a strong male lead is signified by a willing female bed-partner, or a succession of these (an example being the James Bond series).

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