Episode 164: Blast of Silence (1964)

Special Guest: Allen Baron
Guest Co-Host: Howard A. Rodman

Danger signal! It's an episode all about Allen Baron's 1961 neorealistic Blast of Silence, the story bad boy Frankie Bono, a hit man who comes to New York City at Christmas to fulfill a contract. He's torn between his obligation to pull the trigger and his heart.

We're joined this week by guest co-host Howard A. Rodman to talk about "Hart to Hart," Winky Dink, film preservation, and more.

Links:
Visit Allen Baron's official website
Buy Blast of Silence on DVD
Buy Blast of Silence: A Memoir by Allen Baron
Read more about Blast of Silence

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Music:
"A Blast, A Flash, Then... Silence" - Motw Dark Side
"Blast of Silence" - M.O.T.O.
"For Now One" - The Beatles
"Blast of Silence" - Kewpie Dolls

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4/29/2014

6 comments:

  1. Truly one of the best interviews you guys have ever aired. I was listening to it on the bus and found it hard to control my laughter. I loved this episode! Long live the cantankerous Mr. Baron!

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  2. My god that was an uncomfortably brutal interview. Mike, you should receive a medal of
    commendation for surviving it.

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  3. Can you send Mr Baron's contact info? I'd like him to teach my mom how to use her cell phone.

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  4. Awesome movie, awesome podcast, even awesomer(!) and laugh-out loud interview with Baron. Keep up the good work, guys. :-)

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  5. Wow. If anyone's complained to Criterion that they didn't record an audio commentary with Baron, refer 'em here!

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  6. I just listened to your podcast and I get that he wasn't famous, but I'm so sad that you didn't mention my dad, Merrill Brody, Producer, Cinematographer, and Co-Editor of Blast of Silence. Kudos for getting through the interview with Allen though.

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