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“Blast of Silence” and Hurricane Donna

October 28, 2012
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“Blast of Silence” and Hurricane Donna

This is a repost from December 24th, 2011. I saw this picture of Hurricane Donna flooding Lower Manhattan in 1960 and thought of this. Truthfully, whenever I think of weather on film, I think of Blast of Silence, which features such a brilliant climax that was shot as the waning category 5 Donna blasted New...
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Christmas Crazy: Blast of Silence – Allen Barron (1961)

December 24, 2011
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Christmas Crazy: Blast of Silence – Allen Barron (1961)

It’s a few days before Christmas as Frankie Bono (Allen Barron) arrives in New York on some special business. He arrives by train, born through the darkness of Penn Station’s arrival tunnel as simply “Cleveland” to the business partners he has come to meet. They don’t need to know his name, and he doesn’t...
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