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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  • Infinite8

    What! Belly is a great film! IMO, the only thing that would of made the film better is if T-Boz new how to act instead of just reading her lines. Oh its my turn? yeh T-Boz with emotion! Nope no emotion. Oh well. Still a great film.

    • B.J. Steiner (XXL)

      Traditionally great film?

    • im_just_sayin

      really??? I thought t boz was better than everyone else. she sound more natural/realistic in her delivery more so than everyone else… but honestly, if your bf come to you talking about seriously moving to Africa, you know the first comin to mind is how far that is lol… imo i thought that line was funny!

  • Darrell Cabey

    Great movie.