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The Pink Panther
(2006)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Orchestrated by:
Kevin Kliesch
Sean Dougall

Co-Produced by:
Casey Stone

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony

Original Theme by:
Henry Mancini
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(March 14th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have fond memories of Henry Mancini's iconic theme for this franchise and desire an effortless extension of that idea into the 2000's reboot of the concept.

Avoid it... if you are looking for the Beyonce Knowles songs from the film or are a Mancini loyalist to such a degree that some contemporary adaptations of his theme could be offensive.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,777
WRITTEN 1/2/12
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The Pink Panther (2006): (Christophe Beck) The first two decades of the movie franchise of The Pink Panther were long beloved as breezy entertainment from the era of Peter Sellers, Blake Edwards, and Henry Mancini, lingering with its dignity largely intact into the 1980's until a ridiculous spin-off by Roberto Benigni in 1993. An attempt by MGM to reboot the concept in 2006 was met with disastrous critical response, though the main character was still popular enough to earn respectable grosses and surprisingly spawn an equally poor sequel in 2009. Playing the role of bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the reboot is Steve Martin, whose career had devolved to such an extent that he shamed himself alongside Jean Reno and Kevin Kline with his involvement in this movie. The plot pits Martin and Kline's inspectors against each other as they try to solve the mystery of the assassination of soccer coach and the disappearance of his valuable ring. Although placed intentionally at a disadvantage, Clouseau clumsily reaches the right answers and is vindicated with silly regard by the end of the story. Parody elements abound, as do cameos. Also in abundance was post-production studio panic, a trait common to the sequel as well. Director Shawn Levy originally sought the services of composer Christophe Beck for this assignment, but scheduling conflicts placed comedy veteran David Newman in the job instead. Thanks to the post-production delays, however, Beck was available to score The Pink Panther and Newman was fortunate to walk away from this debacle. Newman would likely have handled this project as well as anyone, though Beck was already by this point a veteran of ridiculous comedy scores, with multiple entries accomplished for Levy previously. Of course, anytime you're talking about music for this franchise, the shadow of Mancini looms large. It's nearly impossible to imagine any film in this series, no matter how bad, without its signature theme, and the 2006 reboot was well aware of this sentiment. Beck treats the Mancini favorite with great care, going so far as to employ the saxophone player from the original version of the theme, Plas Johnson, for a faithful reprise. One of the few truly interesting aspects of the reboot is just how viable Mancini's idea remains, its dated characteristics diminished in importance compared to its continued effectiveness as an identity of comic investigation in general. Some listeners may have tired of it by now, but it's difficult to figure any other way to musically handle this overwrought concept.



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Average: 3.74 Stars
***** 51 5 Stars
**** 15 4 Stars
*** 12 3 Stars
** 10 2 Stars
* 15 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 35:02
• 1. Main Titles (3:27)
• 2. Perfect Day For a Murder (2:59)
• 3. The Damburger Incident (1:27)
• 4. Dreyfus in Charge (0:56)
• 5. Paris Bound (1:25)
• 6. The Airport (2:08)
• 7. Helping Nichole Get Off (0:31)
• 8. The Area is Secure (1:37)
• 9. Blind Love (0:52)
• 10. Pierre Phouquette (2:06)
• 11. 006 Calling (0:55)
• 12. Flesh Mask (0:41)
• 13. Pinch a Finger (1:22)
• 14. A Farewell to Ponton (1:34)
• 15. Vitamin V (1:38)
• 16. Clouseau's Lament (1:07)
• 17. Chasing Yuri (1:17)
• 18. Waldorf Astoria Arrival (1:10)
• 19. The Ring (1:47)
• 20. Dragalong Dreyfus (0:36)
• 21. End Titles (2:46)
• 22. Pink Panther Theme (2:41)

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