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Title Blast of silence [(DVD) videorecording] / Universal International ; screenplay by Allen Baron ; narration written by Mel Davenport ; an Alfred Crown-Dan Enright production ; produced by Merrill Brody ; directed by Allen Baron.

Publication Info. Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [2008]
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Description 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([10] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 428
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 428.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-defintion digital transfer.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Cast Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Peter H. Clune, Danny Meehan, Howard Mann, Charles Creasap, Bill Da Prado, Milda Memenas, Joe Bubbico, Ruth Kaner, Gil Rogers, Jerry Douglas, Don Saroyan, Dean Sheldon.
Credits Director of photography, Merrill Brody ; editor, Peggy Lawson ; music composed and conducted by Meyer Kupferman ; camera operator, Erich Kollmar ; art director, Charles Rosen ; story consultant, Will Sparks.
Summary Frankie Bono is an orphan who has learned to make a profitable living as a contract killer. Traveling from Cleveland to New York during the Christmas season, he is charged with taking out mid-level Harlem numbers and drug kingpin Troiano. Stalking his prey as he goes about his daily routine, Bono is distracted by an unexpected encounter with a childhood friend whose sister sees him as a lonely man, not the barely human shell he has become. Acutely aware of his own mortality, Bono sees everything as a facade, the pretty Christmas lights mere glitzy decorations covering the festering rot of existence, and his own personal hell.
Contents "Remembering" -- "At noon you make contact" -- "Target's name is Troiano" -- "He turns your stomach" -- Time to kill -- "Alone at dinner" -- "You hate parties" -- December 25 -- December 26 -- Silencing a rat -- "Hoodlum strangled!" -- Another bad moment -- Last day -- Hit -- "God moves in mysterious ways" -- Color bars.
Note Special features: Requiem for a killer: The making of "Blast of Silence" [featurette] (60 min.); Locations revisited [slide show]; On-set Polaroids [slide show]; Trailer (2 min.); booklet features essay "Bad Trip" by Terrence Rafferty; "Blast of Silence" adaptation by Sean Phillips.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Assassins -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Christmas -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Film noir.
Gangster films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Baron, Allen.
Salt, Waldo.
Crown, Alfred.
Enright, Dan.
Brody, Merrill, 1927-1996.
McCarthy, Molly.
Tucker, Larry, 1934-2001.
Clune, Peter H.
Meehan, Danny.
Mann, Howard.
Creasap, Charles.
Da Prado, Bill.
Memenas, Milda.
Bubbico, Joe.
Kaner, Ruth.
Rogers, Gil.
Douglas, Jerry, 1956-
Saroyan, Don.
Sheldon, Dean.
Universal-International (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604650297
Standard No. 715515028721
Music No. CC1745D Criterion Collection
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