March 4, 2004

Spaghetti Westerns?

While staying in Paris, we noticed an interesting phenomenon. On the opposite side of the street, next to the gallery and the bridal gown shop, was a two-screen theater.

The theater itself didn't look any different than the old one or two-screen theaters we used to have in the States before the Dawn Of The Multiplex but all this one seemed to show was old American westerns. Posters shouted names like John Ford, John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart and hours before a showing, a line would start. By the time the doors opened, the line stretched around the block. All to see old American westerns. I wonder why.

Posted by Chris at March 4, 2004 8:53 AM

because everyone loves some jimmy stewart.

Posted by: Marie at March 4, 2004 10:50 AM

Because John Wayne is "'da man"?

No way would I wait to see an old western, Vin Diesel in a new western, maybe.

Posted by: Theresa at March 4, 2004 12:46 PM

maybe they thought they were serving spaghetti inside. (get it, spaghetti western...) ew. that's bad.

Posted by: wlfldy at March 4, 2004 4:02 PM

because in france,
they can appreciate the art
in spaghetti westerns...

because the US west is foreign to them,
westerns are almost like sci fi...

Posted by: stacy at March 4, 2004 4:27 PM