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Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

Anthony Newley (1931-1999) was a British singer, songwriter, and actor best known for writing songs like “Feeling Good,” “Goldfinger,” and the score to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). With his crooning voice and mammoth twitching eyebrows, he became a popular performer … Continue reading

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House (1977)

Exactly five years ago today I started up Midnight Only, and to set the appropriate tone, for the site’s first film I settled upon Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House (1977). I figured House was a good place to start because I saw it as the … Continue reading

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