Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Intro to Cinema: Belly

- Before he became one of the most influential music video directors in history, Hype Williams was just a New York graffiti artist who "wanted to be Basquiat or Keith Haring of the streets." Like his heroes, Williams became known for his use of vibrant color, which is evident from the very beginning of his first feature film. 1998's Belly was not necessarily a critical success, but the above opening scene alone makes it worth watching.
-Coup De Grace recently released Belly-influenced tees and skate decks, which combine the iconic image from the film's poster with the blue and black colors of the opening scene. Add some more Hype to your closet.

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