Monday, November 16, 2009

Boyz N the Hood

My tweets will focus mostly on the scene from 3:45 to 6:00 in the above clip, as Tre lies to his father for the first time.

Boyz n the Hood was released in 1991 and directed by John Singleton, a 23 year old first time director. Featuring performances by Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the protagonist Tre, the film was nominated for 2 Academy Awards and has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Boyz tells the story of three friends growing up in South Central Los Angeles in a poverty stricken, violence ridden neighborhood. Tre is the son of Furious Styles (Fishburne), a disciplinarian who instills values in his son and tries to steer him away from the street. Ricky (Chestnut) is Tre's best friend and a star football player who seems poised to win a scholarship to USC. Ice Cube plays Doughboy, Ricky's half brother, a gang member who is drawn to the street life. The film is mainly concerned with the relationships between the three young men and also Tre's relationship with his father. Singleton's camera deftly guides the viewers through seemingly ordinary events in his characters' lives which come together to speak loudly about the harsh realities of life in the inner city.

The film's imdb page can be found here:

The trailer can be viewed below.

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