Now Reading
Blast of Silence

Special Guest: Allen Baron

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.


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


“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

Download Episode Now:

Or, listen to the episode here:


About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

Leave a Reply