Charles Bronson's character wears a Chesire grin throughout Honor Among Thieves that makes it seem like he knows everything about everyone; apparently, he's the only one who knows what this film is about, too.
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Roy's story is riveting stuff and would've made a great honest documentary or at least an amazing '70s crime picture. Instead, we get a series of "dramatic" recreations all photographed on cheap video processed with a "film look" filter which insures that the image will look even cheaper on video.