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Books on Film: Silhouettes From Pop Culture


This book is way too cool. It’s a collection of Victorian-style silhouettes made by artist Olly Moss of, you guessed it, famous characters from 20th century pop culture.

The subjects range from classic cinema to cartoons to cult cinema to television to contemporary cinema. There are even a few that I couldn’t recognize, which is fun as well as frustrating because the book doesn’t come with a guide, so if you can’t guess who the silhouette is of, you are out of luck. I’ve created a gallery of some of my favorites, but it’s only a fracture of what’s in store for you with this great book.

Disclaimer: This review is based on a review copy given to me by Titan Books, though the opinions are all my own.