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Bruce Weber Talks DVD Reissue of Classic Chet Baker Doc, 'Let's Get Lost'

by Logan K. Young   Mar 18, 2014 10:57 AM EDT

Yes, Bruce Weber is an icon. Be it still pictures or ones moving on film, Weber's one of the few remaining of his era--one where lenses crossed genres--almost seemlessly.

Be it his early pictorial work in GQ and for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, or more infamous fare like the video for the Pet Shop Boys' "Being Boring," Weber's unique sense of frame is foreground for every subject he shoots.

Case in point: His Oscar-nominated documentary about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, Let's Get Lost.

With a title borrowed from the song by Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser in the 1943 film Happy Go Lucky (which Baker recorded for Pacific Records), Weber's doc remains the best, most revered look at the singing trumpeter's late era.


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