Why Were Musical Movies Big in the 20th Century?

Although I was born at the end of the 20th century, I still watched a lot of old movies growing up. I noticed that many of them were musicals. Those included “The Wizard of Oz,” “Singing in the Rain,” “The Sound of Music,” and many, many more. Then there were the Disney classics, like “Cinderella” andContinue reading “Why Were Musical Movies Big in the 20th Century?”

Satisfying vs. Unsatisfying Movie Endings

When people watch a movie, they not only expect a good story, but also a lot of conflict. Because every fictional work, visual or written, needs problems and obstacles, many audiences expect satisfying endings, where the protagonists achieve their goals. If they don’t, then it’s either because they realized those goals weren’t what they wanted all along or they weren’t the right kinds.