Are We Afraid of Happy Endings?

Why there is no longer a happy-ever-after in the movies

Image by wendy CORNIQUET from Pixabay

When I was younger, I have watched a lot of films that had happy endings. It was as though there was a formula where the hero or heroine of the movie would first encounter many difficulties and then after a certain turn of events, they would finally reach their reward. Things would be resolved, the audience would be…

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