Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blast of Silence (1961)

Notes: 12/15/10
Train coming out of tunnel. Great way to begin.
Narration is interesting. It actually creates tension and keeps the plot moving.
The character Ralph is awesome. Authentically seedy.
Very good performance by Larry Tucker.
Bare little film noir has quite a neat little style and exciting music
The love story is a bit of a bore. Luckily, it's not a distraction.
Life to death. Cold black silence.

Review: B-
Stylish suspense film relies heavily on narration to tell its story, while incorporating film noir elements to create tension. Spare production benefits from authentically seedy NYC settings and a memorable performance by Larry Tucker. Some of the story isn't always as involving as it could be, but the artistry is clear and that makes this worth seeing.

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