Thursday, June 7, 2018

Stewart Lee: My love affair with Spaghetti Westerns

Comic reveals unlikely obsession

May 2, 2018

Stewart Lee has confessed to an unusual obsession addiction: Spaghetti Western movies

Speaking to DJ Jonny Trunk on the Spotify Digs podcast, the comedians says his love started with teenage TV viewings, and has gone on to encompass midnight Parisian screenings and a voracious post-gig appetite for the genre.

He said: ‘I’m normally awake between about midnight and two in the morning, because of being awake from gigs, and the last two and a half years, I’ve watched about 150 of them [Spaghetti Westerns].

‘I couldn’t tell you how fascinating it is because the quality wildly varies, there are only really three plots, there only appear to be about four locations, and it’s about thirty actors.’

The discussion is based around Lee’s Spotify playlist which includes music by well-known composers such as Ennio Morricone as well as music from films like Sabata and Johnny Hamlet.

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