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Your Sunday Long Reads: James Gandolfini and Movie Trailer History

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 09: James Gandolfini arrives at the 2011 BAFTA Brits To Watch Event at the Belasco Theatre on July 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance on the ninth day of their first joint overseas tour visiting Canada and the United States. (Photo by Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)
Photo: Pool/2011 Getty Images

It’s Sunday afternoon — your last chance to read all that stuff you were too distracted to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:

Mourning James Gandolfini: Like Vulture’s Matt Zoller Seitz and Margaret Lyons, many people wrote great remembrances of Gandolfini and Tony Soprano, including Grantland’s Alex Pappademas, Slate’s Jessica Winter, and The New Republic’s Marc Tracy. GQ also ran an excerpt from Brett Martin’s forthcoming book Difficult Men about Gandolfini’s work on The Sopranos.

The Gripping, Mind-Blowing, Thrilling Evolution of the Movie Trailer” by Jason Kehe and Katie M. Palmer (Wired): An illustrated history of coming attractions.

Paradise Regained” by Betsy Riley (Atlanta Magazine): Restoring the artist and Baptist minister Howard Finster’s 46,991-piece Georgia art garden.

Shutter Madness” by Jacob Mikanowski (The Awl) On street photographer Garry Winogrand and the half-a-million exposures he left behind.

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Long Reads: Gandolfini and Movie Trailer History