Of late I have seen some films where the endings do not neatly wrap everything up and are quite ambiguous or frustrating. Even some older films have this style ending. I watch 'Capricorn One' and 'Seems like old times the other day', both of which dont really give that audience satisfaction in regards to closure.
Should a script give this closure? Is it the director or writer who puts these endings in films that are not conforming to 99% of films? Does the bad guy always have to die and the guy get the girl or the "quest" resolved?
And as a new writer, should my focus be on writing a solid screenplay with a more traditional ending or something that 'breaks rules' so to speak?
Just throwing it out there for discussion. Does it frustrate or annoy you if the ending is not complete? As westerners we like to have things wrapped and compartmentalised but many foreign films certainly dont end on a happy note. Is there a film ending that annoys you?