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Let's Get Lost
© Little Bear Films
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Bruce Weber

IMAGE

Jeff Preiss

SON

Maurice Schell

MONTAGE

Angela Corrao

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Chet Baker

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Little Bear Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Wild Bunch Distribution, ARTE VOD, Universciné

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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  • États-Unis | 1988 | 120 minutes | 35 mm
  • Un film de Bruce Weber

Le film décrit l’itinéraire tortueux de Chet Baker, de l’Oklahoma à la Californie, de New York à l’Europe. Sa famille, ses amis et des musiciens issus comme lui du Jazz West Coast témoignent et le film accompagne le génial artiste jusqu’en 1987, quelques mois seulement avant sa disparition tragique. Let’s Get Lost fut assez mal reçu et reste boudé encore par les amateurs de jazz pour lesquels il n’avait pas été seulement conçu. C’est qu’on y entend relativement peu de musique...
Plus que le portrait conventionnel d’un musicien, il s’agit de la description d’un homme blessé, d’une impressionnante tragédie de la perdition, l’équivalent documentaire du Puzzle of a Downfall Child, ce portrait en fiction d’une enfant déchue, le film culte de Jerry Schatzberg, lui aussi ancien photographe de mode.

Internationally renowned photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber created a stunning feature with Let's Get Lost, his Academy Award nominated film about the late jazz great Chet Baker. Following the elusive and digressive nature of the star, Weber and crew went on the road with Baker from the West Coast to the East Coast to Continental Europe, during what turned out to be the last year of the musician's life.
Wever captures some of Baker's last recording sessions; weaves in excerpts from Italian B movies starring the handsome young Chet, as well as rare performance footage; pauses for candid interviews with Baker, musicians, friends, battling ex-wives and children and adds an extra visual dimension that is becoming the filmmaker's personal stamp. From renowned photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber (Chop Suey, A Letter To True) comes this critically acclaimed documentary that chronicles the brilliance of the late Jazz trumpeter, Chet Baker.
Utilising footage captured on Baker's final tour and including interviews with the artist's wives, children and girlfriends, Let's Get Lost is a frank document that stands as a cautionary tale of the traps that can befall the famous and talented, and is rightly considered to be one of the greatest music films of all time.

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