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Basic Instinct 2
(2006)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:
John Murphy

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Matt Dunkley

Co-Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman

Co-Conducted by:
James Shermer

Co-Produced by:
Ford A. Thaxton

Original Themes by:
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
La-La Land Records
(April 18th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you acknowledged and enjoyed John Murphy's original ideas in the film itself.

Avoid it... if you're simply interested in the adaptation of Jerry Goldsmith's material (the original will suffice).
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,015
WRITTEN 4/15/06
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Basic Instinct 2: (John Murphy) Only two things exist in common between Paul Verhoeven's entertainingly vulgar 1992 hit film and this lifeless 2006 sequel: Sharon Stone's remarkably youthful physique and Jerry Goldsmith's remarkably seductive themes. Fortunately for Goldsmith, the legendary composer isn't alive to witness the awful wretchedness of the sequel film. The process of bringing Basic Instinct 2 into production saw endless delays and cast changes, and the result is a script that has none of the juicy interest of the original and a lead male star that maintains the same mundane facial expression from start to finish. Both critics and viewers have been disappointed by the lack of shameless gore and sexual content that made the original so enticing, with director Michael Caton-Jones unsuccessfully attempting to turn the franchise into a more sophisticated animal. In so doing, his film suffers from significant pacing problems, a death blow contributed to by John Murphy's score. In the credits of his young career, Murphy has scored several B-films under the radar, transforming himself from a songwriter and performer in British bands to a standard Hollywood composer. While his eclectic electronic talents show in the bonus (presumably source) music for Basic Instinct 2, he plays his role very conservatively. It could be argued that his task was a largely impossible one for this film, for Jerry Goldsmith's score for the original remains a triumph in the definition of "orchestral orgasms," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.



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290 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.48 Stars
***** 25 5 Stars
**** 39 4 Stars
*** 62 3 Stars
** 89 2 Stars
* 75 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 61:37
• 1. Michael Reads Her Book (Theme from Basic Instinct)* (0:56)
• 2. 120 MPH Sex (Main Title - Basic Instinct 2) (2:17)
• 3. Not Yet/Courtroom* (2:07)
• 4. Bodies Still Warm (1:41)
• 5. Sex with Michelle (1:40)
• 6. Adam Towers is Dead (1:26)
• 7. Questions about Catherine (0:56)
• 8. Catherine is Waiting (1:01)
• 9. Legs Wide Open On a Chair (1:49)
• 10. I Smell Blood* (1:19)
• 11. Soho (1:23)
• 12. If She Calls Again (1:08)
• 13. Michael Argues with Michelle (0:54)
• 14. Olympic Toilets/Saving Denise (3:01)
• 15. Catherine at Police Station* (2:52)
• 16. Sex with Catherine (1:30)
• 17. Library (1:20)
• 18. No Apologies (0:56)
• 19. In the Car with Washburn (2:04)
• 20. The Long Night of the Soul (1:29)
• 21. Jacuzzi* (2:54)
• 22. Reading 'The Analyst'* (1:30)
• 23. Racing to Miena's (1:47)
• 24. Michael at Miena's (4:30)
• 25. Washburn Dies* (1:47)
• 26. Broadmoor (1:33)
• 27. She Tells the Plot (1:24)
• 28. She Kisses Him Goodbye* (1:21)
• 29. Basic Instinct 2 - End Credits* (3:31)

Bonus Tracks:
• 30. Yuppie Chill (2:01)
• 31. Atlantic Bar (1:39)
• 32. Orgy (1:13)
• 33. Mozart Violin Concerto in A Major 'Minuetto' (4:04)
* contains themes from Basic Instinct composed by Jerry Goldsmith

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes detailed notes about the score, film, and John Murphy's career.
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