A few filmic examples:
Michael Mann's Manhunter, based on Thomas Harris's Red Dragon. The
psychology of Will Graham grows perilously close to that of Hannibal Lecter.
William Friedkin's Cruising. A very underrated movie, not at all homophobic
as frequently asserted (and I'm a gay man making that observation). Hard to
discuss without giving too much away.
Alan Parker's Angel Heart, based on William Hjortsberg's Falling Angel.
Again, hard to discuss without a major reveal.
On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 9:53 AM, <DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net> wrote:
> All of this talk about whether or not Batman is just a psycho who has
> managed to channel his bad behavior towards good ends (and even have it
> sanctioned, unlike Dexter), got me thinking about one of my favorite
> themes: the blurred line between the crime fighter and the criminal he's
> after. Given that, I'm blanking on examples. I'm talking about things
> like the Eastwood movie, Tightrope, where the viewer sometimes has
> trouble seeing much difference between the cop and the criminal, maybe
> Internal Affairs (with Garcia and Gere), where the bad guy manges to
> make the good guy dirty himself. Are there book equivalents? By the
> way, I'm not talking about stuff like Derek Ramond's Factory series;
> yes, the cop is twisted, haunted, but there's never a sense he is not
> for good.
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