Hi, I’m Adele.
Or perhaps you know me better as The Girl in Glasses, considering that I have been posting on this blog (under that alias) since September 10, 2014. With that in mind, I have recently decided to have a slight revamp and merge my secondary blog, which hasn’t made it out of the early stages of development, on to this site – under the Film tab.
Over the course of the next few weeks, you might see some archived posts pop up in your readers, while I’m moving the posts that I wish to preserve. I thought that I would begin with an introduction to the newly launched film section, in order to help any new (or even existing) readers get to know the girl behind the glasses a little better.
So, if you didn’t already know, I have always loved movies, and if I try to trace back to where this passion began I would probably cite my older brother (and only sibling) as quite a large influence. You see, since he is five years older than me, he often introduced me to films that were,
perhaps undoubtedly, maturer than my years. Evidenced by the fact that one of my earliest memories is of time that he convinced me to watch Psycho (1960). Prior to watching Alfred Hitchcock’s beloved motion picture, my only knowledge of the film was that it featured a famous shower scene that appeared in countless film clip countdown shows, right around the time that I would be scurried to bed…
Nope. I wasn’t feeling it.
My brother knowingly devised a reasonable compromise: After 20 minutes of watching the film, he promised to pause it and then if I didn’t want to continue, he would switch it off altogether. Trusting him, I decided to accept this deal, along with the reassurance that after the allotted time I would confirm my previous doubts and proceed to leave the home theatre screening. However, if you have seen the film then you will know that the opening chapters are very different from the middle and the conclusion, and by that point I was already hooked. So, when he paused the film, I turned to him in surprise and exclaimed: “What are you doing?!”
It’s safe to say that I had completely forgotten about our arrangement and I desperately wanted to watch the remaining 89 minutes – and that was an early introduction to one of my favourite directors of all time.
As my eyes were opened to an eclectic set of genres, actors and directors, I eagerly awaited my first opportunity to study the subject academically. This occurred at age 14, whereby I chose Film Studies as one of my GCSE options. After thoroughly enjoying the course, I decided to take an even deeper study into the field at A-Level.
By this point, most of my peers progressed to higher education by making the transition into University, and since I had all of the required grades, I was also advised by tutors to follow the same route. On the other hand, I felt that there had been quite a large gap in my knowledge, since all of studies had been focused on theory, rather than production. Keen to absorb as much information as possible, I decided to pursue a National Diploma in Film, Television and Soundtrack Production at college, which actually turned out to be two of my favourite years in education.
I finally concluded my academia in University, graduating with a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media. After three years, I am now missing that forum to be able to discuss everything film-related, so I’m very much hoping to connect with fellow film enthusiasts here on my blog, while also writing reviews, sharing the latest news, and placing certain features under the microscope for a deeper analysis.
Please leave a comment to share your favourite film and/or the last film that you watched!