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E.C. Henry
Bonney Lake, WA
Pre-pro Screenwriter -- who wants to get discovered!
Interests: Screenwrting, Jesus, Ancient History, Graphic Design, the Seattle Seahawks, Brycen my nephew
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Ah the value of that someone who initiates the chase. As pertains to common romantic endeavors normally that's the guy. But in some circumstance it can actually be the woman. Such is the case in one of my all-time favorite romantic comedy movies of all-time, "13 Going on 30" (2004:... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Cool song, Billy. Did use your link and listened to Blake Mills' hit. Kinda sounds like a song you'd hear featured at Starbucks. And you're right, "I know I fucked up" is a funny bridge to put in a song. Humble honesty... Hmmm... Great insight and start to this series, BUT if we could just transfer that trait to the political arena, then we'd really be onto something. IF you're looking for a perfomer highly capable of delivering music for rom-coms, you might wanna consider Taylor Swift. She's got a song entittled, "How You Get the Girl" that sounds like it was ripped right from the pages of your "Writing the Romantic Comedy" paperback. And of course Taylor latest smash hit which is getting a lot of air time on the radio right now: "Style"; really captures the magic and delight of a romantic encounter.
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O boy, here goes senior Pretentious yet again, eh? What's with this whole "Challenges in Writing a Novel" series about anyway? Does crackpot know anything about anything!? Well, self-doubt, I'm sorry but at least for today I'm going to put you on the shelf, and rave about the things I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Jesus Wins. This is NOT an original E.C. Henry quote, but rather was one that I heard a person that I highly respect chose to answer his phone at one time. NEVER doubt the affect your words can have on another person. Even in brief interactions with other people you'd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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This world needs more rich people in it. This world needs more patron of the arts who have money to fund moviemakers' dreams so that worker bees like me have a payoff to look forward to. Pre-pro screenwriters can have amazing dreams and projects, but with out the right pollinator... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Billy, sometimes I feel as though I need a translator after reading some of your posts. You really are a novelist at heart. But in screenwriting terms can the essence of these two paragraphs be distilled down to something akin to this line description: Billy receives his new pen, and delights in it profusely.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2015 on The New Romantic #1 at Living the Romantic Comedy
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This was supposed to be a time where I'd be flying through things. The hard work is done; I have a draft of the epic fantasy novel I'm working. Know the beginning, know the middle, and I know how it ends. So I'm in the editing phase. But not just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Mae Whitman is a revelation! I THINK she just delivered the best perfomance of a teenager in high school setting movie I've ever seen. If you like good teen movies well then you've GOT to see, "The Duff" (2015: novel by Kody Keplinger, screenplay by Josh A. Cagan, directed by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I probably should have written this post a couple days ago, but I definatly wanted to talk about the 2015 Oscars. By now, four days AFTER the Oscars you SHOULD already know the winners and losers--if you're into that kind of thing. The big winner of the night was of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Normally I'm pretty eager and excited to watch the Oscars. This year, however, I don't really care. Taylor Swift sings-- I Love the Players / And You Love the Game (lyrical quote from the chorus of her "Blank Space" song: sorry right now it seems like EVERYTHING points to Taylor... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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A good villain adds to, and doesn't take away from a good plot. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Take for instance the "pale man" from Guillermo De Torro's "Pan's Labyrith" (2006). Didn't you like how Ofelia, the little girl/main protagonist, had to evade and escape the "pale... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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It's been a LA-ONG time since I got into today's pop music, BUT thanks to Taylor Swift that's starting to change. A few months ago I did a post about how much I liked Taylor's video to her song "Shake it Off". Well, since then she's released the second song... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I am so proud of Pete Carroll for how up front he's been with the media following the Seahawks' demoralizing, last-second loss the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl 49. For him to come out and accept the blame is very admriable--at least from my perspective. Anyone can be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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When it happeed it was a like a car crash. One minute everthing is fine and dandy and you're driving happily down the road toward a pleasurible destination--and then crash!! The unexpected happens your car has crashed, and you're sitting in the driver's seat trapped by an airbag that went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
So, Billy, now you got me wondering, is "Groundhog Day" your favorite romantic comedy movie of all-time? Given your vast knowledge base of the genre, I'm curious what your favorite romantic comedy of all-time is? Just last night, after my Seahawks had lost the Super Bowl in closely contested game that wasn't decided untill the last 20 seconds I turned to two of my all-time favorite romantic comedies of all-time: "13 Going on 30" and then "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and I found they still had the power to life my spirits and get me to laugh. After all the rom-coms you've seen are any such movies for you that do the same?
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2015 on The Hidden Heroine at Living the Romantic Comedy
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Well, I'm at it again. Starting a new series, acting like a professed master in something, though in reality I'm really just a novice. Being pretentious as all fuck, but by now would you know me any other way? But this is where I'm at these days, facing the daily... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Yes editing a novel is like attempting to advance on multiple fronts in a war effort. Did I serve in WWII? No, that was before my time. Though my dad was born in 1945, the year the war ended. But as I edit on, I can't help but think that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Have you ever seen someting so amazing that it took you several days to collect your thoughts on the matter? Well, I have. And it came at an unexpected place; from a watching a NFL football game, an NFC championship game. Now MOST of that game I'd watched is far... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Sometimes in order to have the strength and optomism to go on in a downtrodden environment you need to look to the past to better times. In many ways the romantic comedy genre is like the U.S. economy; in the dumps showing NO SIGNS of getting better. Don't let the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Admittedly I have not the best of times since I last posted back in mid-December. Writing wise I've had a lot times where I was fired up to write then got pulled away by various things, usually by pesterings from my brother's six-year-old son who came barging into my room... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Billy, what about "And So It Goes" (2014: directed by Rob Reiner, staring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas)? I saw this when it came out and thought Michael Douglas did a fine job of acting in this movie. Maybe even deserving of an ASTA in down year... Other that that, I'm totally bummed out about the rom-com genre. Even this ASTA post had the undercurrent feel of a funeral dirge, rather than the joyous celebration of the most important movie genre of them all: the romantic comedy; where Americans go to learn what it's like to be in love. Hopefully 2015 will be a beter year for the rom-com genre. Happy New Year, Billy. Thanks for doing this post, I look forward to it every year.
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Do you own a lot of DVD movies? Personally, I don't. I have SOME, but I remember the days of going the Blockbuster or one of the other local video rental places and scouring the shelves for movies that I'ld like to see. Thankfully, the owners of such establishments had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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O-kay, so we're officially in the "holiday" season. Are you into it? I'm not. Every year it seams I get less and less into into. The only think I'm getting into more--is the music! I la-ove Christmas music, especially the songs that honor Christ. Favorite Christmas song, "O Holy Night"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Okay, so wasn't EXACTLY "kicked in the nut" I was discussed in the nut. But the affect was the same--my balls hurt! And it was none other than Obo, my six-year-old nephew who was to blame. Heck of a way to kick-off the holiday season, eh? Getting kicked in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Well, it's that time of the year again, when we give thanks. Doesn't matter what walk of life you're from. Here in the good ol' U.S. of A. we celebrate a holiday on a given Thursday near the end of the month in November, and that holiday is Thanksgiving Day.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry