Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Basic Instinct (5 Stars)
She's evil! She's brilliant!
These words, spoken by Dr. Elisabeth Garner in the film, are just two of Catherine Tramell's qualities. They're probably her most important qualities. I'd add to them:
She's beautiful! She's rich!
I've seen Sharon Stone in many films, made both before and after "Basic Instinct", but I've never seen her looking as attractive as in this film. She looks like the perfect femme fatale. I wouldn't call "Basic Instinct" an example of film noir, but it certainly has a lot of the characteristics.
It's a perfect film. I can't fault it in any way. Even down to the small details, like the detective's shirt when he goes to the night club. He's obviously trying to look cool, but doing things wrong. He's totally out of place among the ravers.
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