I recently watched Werner Herzog's not-quite-remake (more like a riff) of Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant and then revisited the earlier film the following night. Originally planning to write about both, I think the more interesting comparisons between the two have to do with how they were approached from the distinctive filmmaking viewpoints of both directors rather than what little plot or story each has to offer. This was something best conveyed visually. Sometimes, words cannot describe these films.
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