Allen Baron

Blast of Silence

Blast of Silence

Swift, brutal, and black-hearted, Allen Baron's New York City noir Blast of Silence is a sensational surprise. This low-budget, carefully crafted portrait of a hit man on assignment in Manhattan during Christmastime follows its stripped-down narrative with mechanical precision, yet also with an eye and ear for the oddball idiosyncrasies of urban living and the imposing beauty of the city. At once visually ragged and artfully composed, and featuring rough, poetic narration performed by Lionel Stander, Blast of Silence is a stylish triumph.

Film Info

  • Allen Baron
  • United States
  • 1961
  • 77 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #428

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored digital transfer
  • Requiem for a Killer: The Making of "Blast of Silence"
  • Rare on-set Polaroids
  • Locations revisited in 2008
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty and a four-page graphic-novel adaptation of the film by acclaimed artist Sean Phillips (Criminal, Sleeper, Marvel Zombies)

New cover by Sean Phillips

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Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored digital transfer
  • Requiem for a Killer: The Making of "Blast of Silence"
  • Rare on-set Polaroids
  • Locations revisited in 2008
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty and a four-page graphic-novel adaptation of the film by acclaimed artist Sean Phillips (Criminal, Sleeper, Marvel Zombies)

New cover by Sean Phillips

Blast of Silence
Cast
Allen Baron
Frank Bono
Molly McCarthy
Lori
Larry Tucker
Big Ralph
Peter H. Clune
Troinano
Danny Meehan
Petey
Howard Mann
Body guard
Charles Creasap
Contact man
Credits
Director
Allen Baron
Producer
Merrill Brody
A production of
Dan Enright
A production of
Alfred Crown
Screenplay
Allen Baron
Narration written by
Waldo Salt
as
Mel Davenport
Music
Meyer Kupferman
Cinematography
Merrill Brody
Camera operator
Erich Kollmar
Editing
Peggy Lawson

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