I mentioned some time ago that I like to throw Irv the occasional curveball with the Ask Movie Irv series–this is one of those times. What exactly did I mean by posing the question “Good Cop, Bad Cop”? Who knows? Not me, that’s for sure. I’m not giving Irv any further instructions; he’s free to interpret this question as he wishes as an excuse to talk about cop movies. And who doesn’t relish the opportunity to discuss cop movies? Will he be bringing up In the Heat of the Night or The Naked Gun? Prince of the City? Beverly Hills Cop? Cruising? Serpico? The Super Cops? (The Super Cops as film is sadly inferior to the terrific L.H. Whittemore book. But I digress…unless of course Irv chooses to compare true-life cop book to true-life cop movie)
Will Irv go for the comparison between movies about upstanding officers vs. bad guys in blue? Perhaps a comparison of cinematic quality, videlicet Ferrara and Herzog Bad Lieutenants?
The suspense is killing me–and prolonging it any longer would be a crime:
Now you’ve seen how Irv tacked the question. Follow his thread or riff on your own interpretation of the question; a warrant has been issued for your arresting comments!