We have here an essential piece of cinema, a CLASSIC MOVIE in capital letters. This movie will always be one the films that are highly enjoyable for me and still surprises me after every watch. Definitely one of the best dramas of all times and my favorite romantic film ever.
Umberto Eco: ''When all the archtypes burst in shamelessly, we reach Homeric depths. Two cliches make us laugh. A hundred cliches move us. For we sense dimly that the cliches are talking among themselves, and celebrating a reunion.'' http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/eco.html