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The Most Unforgettable Scenes From ‘Belly’

The Opening Robbery Sequence

Hype Williams’ true gift as a director is his flair for visually-striking cinematography. No sequence in Belly better illustrates this than the virtuosic opening robbery sequence of the film. Hype bathes the scene in the neon blue glow of a seedy New York club that instantly gives the film a pulp edge that is perfect for the late 1990s. Set to the strains of Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life (However Do You Want It”), Tommy, Sincere and the crew enter the club in cinematic slow-motion that feels in a way the indirect inspiration of a classic Chappelle Show skit. John Woo meets Puff Daddy.

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