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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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I did something a little wacky earlier today; I printed out the entire NFL regular season, and predicted the outcome of every game. As a result of this E.C. Henry now predicts that after the 2014 NFL regular seaon ends here are the teams which will qualify for the playoffs:... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Went up to Mt. Rainer last Sunday with my mom. She saw me kinda wallowing last weekend, and just wanted to spend some time with me. We left the house with the best of intentions, go up to Paradise and go hike "our meadow" about a half mile down from... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Okay, so in your movie you managed to land Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, and Susan Sarandon. Can't go wrong, right? Ah, what about story? Ah, what about BELIEVABLE drama. The Big Wedding (2013: written and directed by Justin Zackham) is a mess of an attempt at an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Get the 1st of 3 movies from my adaptation of the epic fantasy novel I'm currently working a 3rd draft edit of! Going where no E.C. has been before... Well, I don't know about that, I have done adaptations before--just not of my own work. So is ol' E.C. Henry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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T his post has been on my mind to write for about three weeks ever since I read about an article where Ridley Scott was planning on doing a movie on the story of David as recorded in the bible. Ridley Scott and the bible? I know, doesn't seam to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Okay, so I'm watching NBC's "The Tonight Show" staring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday of last week, and guess who was Jimmy's featured guest that night? None other than Taylor Swift. Now, I'll be the first to admit, going into that Wednesday edition of "The Tonight Show" I knew just about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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HUGE fan of the NFL. Only played 1 season of organized, after-school, extra curricular, football myself, 8th grade year, didn't know what the fuck I was doing, and the CRAP coaches I had made sure by the end of the season I was still DUMB AS ALL FUCK as pertains... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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For me it's nothing. I'm 45 years old. Don't have kids. Don't have a wife--or even a girlfriend for that matter. Heck, I don't even have any real friends. When I go out, I go out alone. Sure it cuts down on costs, but it's also not nearly as rewarding... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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First off, sorry for not posting last weekend. But in all honesty I have a good excuse. Normally I cook up a good post on Sunday, but this Sunday I got to drinking beer, THEN I got to watching "Enough Said", THEN my dad popped the news to me that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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On Sunday I watched the best movie of all the 2014 releases I have seen up to this point. The multiplex clown in my area forced me to travel across the Puyallup valley to see it, but it was worth the trip. Had to go to the South Hill Mall... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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While penning my last post the idea of a new classification for a sub-genre listing under the general romantic comedy umbrella came to mind. I'm calling this new sub-genre: The Vacation Rom-com So what kind of movies do I see that belong under this umbrella? Check this shit out, Spanky:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I just got back from watching delightful romantic comedy at the theatres, "And So It Goes" (directed by Rob Reiner, written by Mark Andrus, staring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton). Who says Hollywood can't make "good" romantic comedy movies anymore? Well, for you consideration let me now present THIS movie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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The past can be a place that some people wanna run and hide from. For me that was my four years of high school. I think I actually got less popular every year I was at school after my dad relocated our family from Issaquah to Orting. I lived up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I remember watching the Oscars and hearing about this movie, "Nebraska" (2013): staring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, directed by Alexander Payne, written by Bob Nelson, about how it was up for best picture of the year, best screenplay of the year, best actor, and best supporting actress. At the time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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My love for the movies probably first began as a result of watching the original "Planet of the Apes" series of movies that spanned 1968-1974. I was just a boy growing up on the south side of Chicago and some off-brand TV station used to re-broadcast these movies as part... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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If you were to design the ideal romantic comedy what would it look like? What would it's feel be? Lemme just begin by stating the heart of this post. After a long time of bemoaning the sad, state of the movie genre I loved the most, the creative in me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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You'll never guess the two movies I saw back to back last Saturday night: "Thanks for Sharing" (2012: Mark Ruffalo, Gweneth Paltrow), then "Enchanted" (2007: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey) Now though IMBD sites "Thanks for Sharing" as being a romantic comedy, I'm here to tell you that it is not.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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It's been a rough month or so of writing. (The whole thing with Washington crossing the Potomac--I can so relate) I've been getting bogged down in the epic fantasy story world. Should I write expanded bios? Focus on going deeper into scenes? Or just forge ahead in the story? This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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This post has been a long time in coming. I've felt so disappointed by the overall, trajectory and direction the romantic comedy genre has been going down for nearly a decade. Every year it seams the overall health of the romantic comedy genre gets sicker and sicker and sicker. At... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Hey off the top of your head, what's the most memorable kiss you can remember seeing in the movies? Did it even happen in a romantic comedy? Or was it in some other genre? Truth be told the whole, kissing in the movies between two members of a couple doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I'm in weird frame of mind right now. Lots of stuff going on, but my worldview feels distorted and oriented towards darkness and sadness. Outside of when I'm at work (where I'm usually productive and a force for good) I'm finding myself to be listless, cold, and despondent. For YEARS... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Lemme just start by saying that I'm a HUGE fan of Seth McFarlane. I LOVED the movie he did a few years ago called "Ted" (2012: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis), and his 2013 hosting of the Oscars proved that this man has balls of steel; I have never seen the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Thanks for the post, Billy. I originally read it yesterday, then found myself thinking about it at work, as I was under the impression that you're drawn most to the down beats of romantic comedies, as evidence by the banter between Louie and his doctor over Louie's heartache. I'm more of a cute meet kind of guy. As I think that's where the true heart of the genre lies: in the fireworks bewtween men and women that errupt when they find each other and feel the strong pull of attraction. But that's just me... Anyway, your post got my mind think and what do you know last night I had a rom-com movie dream. I think I know what my next rom-com spec is going to be. I don't get new rom-com movie ideas everyday, it's more like every other day. (Just kidding) But now I got an original idea with a few cool ideas for memorable scenes that I think are worth pursueing. Not going to stop work on the epic fantasy novel, but on the side I'm going to pursue the bunny trail that this post of yours provoked and see where it goes. What I've got in mind is "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" meets "Definatley, Maybe." Billy, your posts never cease to inspire and get me to challege the status quo, so thanks. - E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on Nuggets at Living the Romantic Comedy
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Jimmy Fallon is doing a GREAT job hosting "The Tonight Show" on late night TV on NBC. I've seen Jimmy Fallon before, on "Saturday Night Live" and my opinion of him the then was a casual shrug off, who cares he's just not as funny as the other actors on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
HUGE fan of Karl Iglesias' "The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters" too. My paperback is totally dogeared. And coattailing on the vibe you've laid out here's another gem from the book, "Writing is mostly a struggle and occasionally there's something nice that comes out and makes it worthwhile. You need to know when to write and when to simply think and when (and how) to do both." Remember which interviewee said that? Billy, don't beat yourself up because you missed some writing time. But continueity really does make a difference, as missing time leads to lulls where you need catch-up to get back where you were before. On a different note, I saw "A Million Ways to Die in the West" this weekend, and I LOVED the main ROMANTIC storyline between Albert (Seth McFarlene) and Anna (Charlize Theron). Who said romance was dead in the movies? I though many of the humor gags misfired too often in this movie (which I'm going to blog about by the way), but I was pleasantly surpised by how well the Albert and Anna romantic storyline worked. Hopefully Albert and Anna get some love when it comes time for the 2014 ASTA awards.
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