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by Abigail Van Buren

Romantic Love Scenes Cause Reader To Wonder

DEAR ABBY: I am an addict of Turner Classic Movies and wondered how those handsome actors and beautiful actresses control their libido during passionate love scenes. Or is there more to it than appears? -- FILM BUFF IN ENCINITAS, CALIF.

DEAR FILM BUFF: Generally speaking, what an audience sees on the screen isn't an amorous encounter. Every gesture has been carefully choreographed. There may be a lot more acting than passion involved. (That's why it's called acting.) Remember, there is a director and there can be a crew of as many as 30 people standing around. Of course, there are always exceptions -- Liz Taylor and Richard Burton would be one of them, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would be another.

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