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Trailers From Hell on Martin Scorsese Fave ‘Blast of Silence’

Trailers From Hell on Martin Scorsese Fave 'Blast of Silence'

Finally retrieved from undeserved obscurity, Allen Baron’s 1961 shoestring feature debut is one of the seminal New York City movies. A dead-eyed mob hit man reaches the end of the line at Christmastime. Bleak, pessimistic and gritty, with similarities to Irving Lerner’s Murder by Contract.

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