Hi, I’m Adele.
You might know me better as The Girl in Glasses, I’ve been writing a Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog for the last 6 months but I’m expanding into Screen through Specs to write about one my biggest passions… movies! Before jumping right in with it, I thought that I would share a small introduction, so that you can get to know the girl behind the glasses a little better.
I have always loved movies, if I try to trace back to where it all began, I think that my brother was a big influence. Since he is 5 years older than me, he would introduce me to films that were,
perhaps definitely, more mature than my age. One of my earliest memories being the time that he tried to convince me to watch Psycho (1960). I was much too young and my only knowledge of the movie was the famous shower scene, which had appeared in numerous movie countdown shows…
I wasn’t feeling it.
Nevertheless, he came up with a reasonable compromise, if I watched the first 20 minutes, then he would pause it and if I genuinely didn’t want to continue, he would turn it off. I trusted him and decided to accept this deal, knowing that after 20 minutes I would confirm my previous doubts. However, as you will know, Psycho is almost like 2 different films in 1, so I was hooked in the opening chapters. When he paused the movie, I turned to him in shock and exclaimed, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?”… I had completely forgotten about our arrangement and, of course, wanted to watch the remaining 89 minutes. I did, and that was my early introduction to one of my favourite directors of all time.
The first opportunity that I had to study film was at aged 14, when I chose Film Studies as one of my GCSE options, I thoroughly enjoying expanding my knowledge in a formal setting, so I continued to study the subject as part of my A-Levels. At this point, most people that wish to progress in higher education make the transition into University and I, too, was advised to do that. However, I felt that since I hadn’t studied Film Production that I was missing a gap in my knowledge and I wanted to know EVERYTHING (within reason)! This meant that I chose to undertake a National Diploma in Film, Television and Soundtrack Production at college. Those were my favourite two years of studying, I learnt a lot more about the technical aspects of film-making and it was so much fun, plus it means that I have a few short films under my name!
I concluded my education in University and graduated with a Film and Media degree in 2013! Cut to now, 2 years on, and I’m desperately missing that forum for discussing everything movie related. So here I am! I’m looking forward to connecting with fellow movie enthusiasts, writing reviews for so many movies, including cinema releases, new DVD/BD releases and back catalogue titles, sharing my thoughts on the latest news and trailers, getting involved in movie-related games and challenges, and putting certain movies under the microscope for a deeper analysis.
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