My mom has always enjoyed films, although mostly on a superficial level. She was a fan of action stars, and Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson. I remember her taking us all to see Jaws 3-D
I still remember when we got our first VHS in the late 80s and went to our first video store as a family (my mother and my three brothers). She rented Pale Rider
, I rented Transformers: The Movie
. Through my youth we watched films, but nothing too far from mainstream. Heck, even my church did frequent runs to films where we even discussed them afterwards (we watched Over the Top
, Walking Tall
, and others like this).
I started delving more deeply into films after I got into college. As a matter of fact, if I had gotten into films earlier, I probably would've studied something related. Anyway, I guess that on those first years of the web, I started surfing film pages like IMDb and the likes, which got me more curious about different films. The rest is history.
My nephew, who is currently 16, has turned into quite a film buff also. We were even swapping stories about classics he has seen which I haven't, and viceversa.