Here, the analytical eyes of a true fan can determine each reason our fantastic smooches work.
The scene is like a build up that invites fans in. The music, banter and line delivery has such lingering flirtatious undertones the scene is comical. With just the sun providing lighting, it's easy to see and appreciate both characters. The first two kisses were for laughs, to give Zorro bold cheek and display how Elena's emotions overwhelm. The 3rd kiss was the sexy one and relief of the built up sexual tension between the characters.
Transitions & Continuity Edit
This scene is part 2 of a swashbuckling comic trinity. We're previously treated to Zorro personifying a Hispanic 007 and we're aware that Elena has the hots for him. Their first meeting was simply them being fascinated by sex appeal, so seeing them in comical combat was clever.
Cast & Characters Edit
Both characters are well established as soon as they're on screen and become increasingly likable as the film progresses. Their aesthetic features are done justice by the great acting and individual fencing styles. Lines and delivery are combined with the score to seem playfully erotic and funny.
Ultimate Result Edit
Zorro enters the scene a little puffed after a successful theft and was obviously smitten with the beautiful Elena. He remains charismatic and "vigorous" throughout, his shameless teasing of Elena increasing with her hot temper. Elena's character was cleverly fleshed out, initially confident and determined to suddenly livid as the fight progressed. Both actors produced exceptional work. Letting their physical appeal backseat drive, their physical acting brought it home.