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The Resource Blast of silence, 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, (videorecording)

Blast of silence, 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, (videorecording)

Label
Blast of silence
Title
Blast of silence
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Blast of silence a film by Allen Baron
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1995.9.F54
LC item number
B5378 2008
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
77
Series statement
Criterion collection DVD videodiscs
Series volume
428
Technique
live action
Label
Blast of silence, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1961
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([10] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) and 1 insert (1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (77 min.)
Isbn
9781604650297
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515028721
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1745D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191078253
  • (OCoLC)191078253
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-defintion digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Blast of silence, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1961
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([10] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) and 1 insert (1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (77 min.)
Isbn
9781604650297
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515028721
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1745D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191078253
  • (OCoLC)191078253
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-defintion digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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