Director(s)Allen Baron
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Top GenresCrime, Drama, Film Noir, Thriller/Suspense
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Blast of Silence (1961) was a Crime - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Allen Baron .

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Blast of Silence (1961)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 19, 2018 From 4 Star Films

It looks like we’re staring into a black hole. Disorienting. Dark. Swirling around us. Our eyes adjust as our narrator begins his voiceover that will cover the majority of the?film’s?canvas. In this moment he talks about that initial spark, that moment of birth when humans leave the womb... Read full article


Blast of Silence (1961)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 19, 2018 From 4 Star Films

It looks like we’re staring into a black hole. Disorienting. Dark. Swirling around us. Our eyes adjust as our narrator begins his voiceover that will cover the majority of the?film’s?canvas. In this moment he talks about that initial spark, that moment of birth when humans leave the womb... Read full article


Blast of Silence (1961)

By Beatrice on Jul 1, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Blast of Silence? Directed by Allen Baron Written by Allen Baron and Waldo Salt 1961/USA Magla Productions First viewing/Netflix rental This unique indie film noir was right up my street. The story is told through liberal use of a second-person narrator who describes ?the protagonist’s ... Read full article


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[closing narration]
Narrator: "God moves in mysterious ways," they said. Maybe he is on your side, the way it all worked out. Remembering other Christmases, wishing for something, something important, something special. And this is it, baby boy Frankie Bono. You're alone now. All alone. The scream is dead. There's no pain. You're home again, back in the cold, black silence.


Narrator: A killer who doesn't kill gets killed.


Narrator: They all hate the gun they hire. When people look at you, baby boy Frankie Bono, they see death. Death across the counter.


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Part of the movie was shot during the middle of a real hurricane - the wind seen during the fistfight is not artificial. It was filmed on Long Island during Hurricane Donna (September 10-12, 1960), the only hurricane of the 20th Century to strike the entire East Coast from south Florida to Maine.
Allen Baron originally offered the role of Frank Bono to Peter Falk as a friend for no pay. Falk seriously considered it, but declined when he was offered a paying gig.
At the beginning, which shows a train coming out of a tunnel, this is what would have been seen in a train LEAVING New York. The train, with it's magnificent GG1 electric locomotive, emerges from the tunnel and is seen in Newark's Penn Station. Trains do not burst into the light, an important metaphor in the film, entering New York City but arrive at dark, underground platforms. However the now demolished sky lighted departure hall of New York's Penn Station is seen. Trains between Cleveland and New York generally traveled over the New York Central line and arrived at Grand Central Terminal.
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