Tuesday, February 17, 2009
When the kissing had to stop
Actually I don't think Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson did kiss on the platform at Carnforth Station, but they couldn't do it at Warrington today where they have erected no kissing signs. Are the people of Warrington really so passionate that they need this restraint ? Perhaps they are trying to win back the world simultaneous kissing record for Britain. Until Valentine's Day this year, the record was held by Britain with 32,648 people, but now Mexico City has taken it with 39,987 participants. How on earth do they count it ?
Incidentally Brief Encounter was banned in Ireland for its sympathetic betrayal of adultery. The censors obviously didn't watch the whole film.