Romeo and Juliet (includes Love Theme)
Nino Rota

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There's a timeless innocence to Rota's theme for Franco Zeffirelli's lavish interpretation of the Shakespeare play.

It's since become a byword for romantic angst and, perhaps unfairly, has been used countless times in an ironic fashion on television and in other films to lend an overwrought or hackneyed tone. But taken on its own merits and in the context of the film, it's simple, delicate and beautiful.