If there is one symbol that more than any other calls human beings to a moment of stillness and reflection, it must be the moon. . . .

Moonstruck is a happy movie about an Italian family in Brooklyn. The beautiful moon, la bella luna, is a symbol that runs through the story and calls each of the main characters to a moment of quiet reflection, and thus to a deeper recognition of their love:

Ronnie: What's the matter?

Loretta: Nothing, I'm looking at the moon. I never seen a moon like that before.

Ronnie: Makes you look like an angel.

— from MoonstruckDavid Kundtz, Moments in Between