USA Today loves Sunday Night Movies

“Cool book alert: Leanne Shapton's 'Sunday Night Movies'” / Usa Today / Whitney Matheson / April 1, 2014

With her new book, author, illustrator and former art director Leanne Shapton can add a new title to her resume: film preservationist.

Sunday Night Movies (Drawn and Quarterly, $19.95) contains more than 75 of Shapton's lovely watercolors inspired by her favorite black-and-white movies. I love how she chooses moments from these films that aren't always the ones we remember; for instance, she'll paint a shot of the credits sequence or a fleeting glance.

Classics and cult faves are represented here, from Busby Berkeley's 42nd Street to the Dylan doc Don't Look Back to Godard's Masculin Feminin.

Originally collected by the New York Times, Drawn & Quarterly has published them in a lovely paperback. I'm including a few of the images below; before you read the captions, see if you can guess the name of the film!

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