The Midnight Choker

The website of Dan Erdman

This Mobile Lab Will Help Keep 35mm Film Alive…

It’s a Catch-22. Because fewer films are shot on film, film processing labs are closing around the world. With fewer labs available, the range of services offered – from creation … Continue reading

June 17, 2015

Playing With a Different Region

Behold! I present to you the Panasonic AG-W1 VHS deck. This is a multi-region VHS player. The region codes that you find on commercial DVD and Blu-Ray discs today have … Continue reading

June 10, 2015

The Kings in New York

It’s as regular as the spring thaw – someone writes a story about the Kings Highway Theater in Brooklyn. The Voice and Brooklyn Paper have each published their take on … Continue reading

May 30, 2015

Trouble at the Cinémathèque québécoise

The Cinémathèque québécoise — the main repository for all film, television and video production in the province of Quebec — is in the midst of controversy over its future direction. … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

The Dimness of Lumeneck

Welles said it on the radio every week for years: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” Calling this evil, exactly, doesn’t seem right, and I’m pretty … Continue reading

May 9, 2015

Vorwarts by Werner Herzog

I am reviewing the new University of Minnesota Press edition of Of Walking in Ice, Werner Herzog’s chronicle of his 1974 journey from Munich to Paris to visit an ailing … Continue reading

April 29, 2015

RIP Verne Gagne

Verne Gagne has died. Those of you who grew up in the upper midwest between the 1960s and 1980s no doubt have fond memories of the American Wrestling Association, the … Continue reading

April 28, 2015