Let's Get Lost


1h 59m 1988

Brief Synopsis

A James Dean lookalike pretty boy whose jazz trumpeting and melancholy crooning epitomized '50s cool, Chet Baker had become, when famed photographer Bruce Weber finally caught up with him after three decades of fandom, an alcoholic and a junkie. Weber and crew follow Baker on a year-long trek, from

Film Details

Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
ZEITGEIST

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

A James Dean lookalike pretty boy whose jazz trumpeting and melancholy crooning epitomized '50s cool, Chet Baker had become, when famed photographer Bruce Weber finally caught up with him after three decades of fandom, an alcoholic and a junkie. Weber and crew follow Baker on a year-long trek, from the West Coast, to the East Coast, to Europe--including a stop at the Cannes Film Festival--with interviews with Chet, colleagues and friends, including dueling insights from his third wife, a former British show girl, and three children in Oklahoma, and from old flame Ruth Young, a sardonically throaty torch singer.

Crew

Jeff Alexander

Song

Steve Allen

Song

Sandra Alvarez

Production Assistant

A Alves

Song

Emie Amemiya

Line Producer

Michael Anderson

Other

Douglas B Arnold

Sound

Chet Baker

Song Performer

Chet Baker

Song

U Bindi

Song

Lars Bloch

Researcher

Edgar Boyles

Camera Operator

C Brown

Song

Laurent Buisson

Sound

Johnny Burke

Song

Nan Bush

Executive Producer

G Calabrese

Song

K Cannon

Song

E Capotosti

Song

Richard Carpenter

Song

Newell Chase

Song

Laura Civiello

Dialogue Editor

Sidney Clare

Song

Steven Cohen

Associate Producer

Judy Collins

Production Assistant

Bob Cooper

Song

Angelo Corrao

Editor

G Correo

Song

Sam Coslow

Song

Elvis Costello

Song

Glen Costello

Production Assistant

Lindsay Dakota

Set Decorator

Rise Daniels

Assistant Director

Rise Daniels

Production Assistant

Joseph Debeasi

Music Editor

Gerald Decock

Makeup

V Demorales

Song

A Desimone

Song

Lee Dichter

Sound

Howard Dietz

Song

Jay Dwight

Production Assistant

Chrystal Egal

Researcher

Chrystal Egal

Production

Duke Ellington

Song

Bill Engeler

Production

S Gallop

Song

Dizzy Gillespie

Song

Tonne Goodman

Wardrobe

Jay Gorney

Song

Bob Gravenor

Sound

Tom Gries

Other

Chat Gunter

Sound

L Hall

Song

Lorenz Hart

Song

Terry Hayes

Production Assistant

Edward Heyman

Song

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Song

Jim Johnson

Production Assistant

Arthur Johnston

Song

Gus Kahn

Song

Bronislau Kaper

Song

Philippe Kardinaal

Production

John Klenner

Song

Joseph Kosma

Song

M Kurtz

Song

J Latouche

Song

Chris Lawrence

Production

Terry Lawrence

Production

John Leftwich

Music

John Leftwich

Song Performer

John Leftwich

Song

Charlie Leighton

Sound

Oscar Levant

Song

Martin Levenstein

Editor

Lewis

Song

Edu Lobo

Song

Frank Loesser

Song

Bob Lund

Production Assistant

Don Lusby

Sound

Bonnie Maller

Makeup

J Mchugh

Song

Joe Mckenna

Wardrobe

R Mellin

Song

Johnny Mercer

Song

Irving Mills

Song

Jim Mooney

Sound

Gerry Mulligan

Song Performer

Gerry Mulligan

Song

Philippe Omnes

Sound

David Paley

Production Assistant

R Pantoja

Song

Frank Paparelli

Song

Charlie Parker

Song

Philippe Payne

Sound

Bruce Pearlman

Sound

Ralph Penland

Music

Ralph Penland

Song Performer

Cole Porter

Song

Jeff Preiss

Director Of Photography

Jacques Prevert

Song

Sherry Pringle

Production

Raye

Song

Avery Revere

Production Assistant

Leo Robin

Song

Richard Rodgers

Song

Lorne Sachs

Production Assistant

Maurice Schell

Sound Editor

Victor Schertzinger

Song

Jack Scholl

Song

Itaka Schulubach-hicks

Associate Producer

Arthur Schwartz

Song

Oliver Schwob

Sound

R Seeman

Song

Sam Shahid

Assistant Director

Sam Shahid

Production Designer

T Starr

Song

Donald Sterzin

Assistant Director

Donald Sterzin

Set Decorator

Nicola Stilo

Song Performer

Nicola Stilo

Music

Rob Story

Production Assistant

Billy Strayhorn

Song

Frank Strazzeri

Song Performer

Frank Strazzeri

Other

Frank Strazzeri

Song

Susan Stribling

Screenplay

Mac Tilliam

Sound

Mitch Todd

Production Assistant

Mel Torme

Song

James Van Heusen

Song

Marshall Vernet

Location Scout

Michael Villiers

Production Assistant

Tom Waits

Song

Ned Washington

Song

Bruce Weber

Producer

R Wells

Song

Dennis Whiteman

Production

Richard A. Whiting

Song

Jane Williams

Post-Production Assistant

G. Wood

Song

Victor Young

Song

Film Details

Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
ZEITGEIST

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

1988

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States 1989

Released in United States February 1989

Released in United States February 5, 1989

Released in United States January 1989

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States March 1989

Released in United States November 1989

Released in United States October 1988

Released in United States September 1988

Released in United States September 7, 1988

Released in United States Spring April 21, 1989

Re-released in United States January 11, 2008

Re-released in United States June 8, 2007

Re-released in United States November 28, 1991

Film won the Critics' Prize at the 1988 Venice Film Festival.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (Forum of Young Cinema) February 18 & 20, 1989.

Shown at Independent Feature Project (IFP) in New York City October 1988.

Shown at London Film Festival November 10-26, 1989.

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 5, 1989.

Shown at Munich Film Festival June 24-July 2, 1989.

Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 24 & 25, 1989.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Jazz Films Program) June 2-7, 1998.

Shown at San Francisco Film Festival March 17 & 18, 1989.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.

Shown at United States Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 23, 24, 26 & 27, 1989.

Shown at Venice Film Festival September 7, 1988.

Released in United States 1988 (Film won the Critics' Prize at the 1988 Venice Film Festival.)

Released in United States January 1989 (Shown at United States Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 23, 24, 26 & 27, 1989.)

Re-released in United States January 11, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States February 1989 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (Forum of Young Cinema) February 18 & 20, 1989.)

Released in United States February 5, 1989 (Shown at Miami Film Festival February 5, 1989.)

Released in United States March 1989 (Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 24 & 25, 1989.)

Released in United States March 1989 (Shown at San Francisco Film Festival March 17 & 18, 1989.)

Released in United States Spring April 21, 1989

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Jazz Films Program) June 2-7, 1998.)

Re-released in United States June 8, 2007 (Film Forum; New York City)

Released in United States October 1988 (Shown at Independent Feature Project (IFP) in New York City October 1988.)

Released in United States November 1989 (Shown at London Film Festival November 10-26, 1989.)

Released in United States September 1988 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.)

Released in United States 1989 (Shown at Munich Film Festival June 24-July 2, 1989.)

Restored 35mm print re-released in New York City (Film Forum) June 8-29, 2007.

Released in United States September 7, 1988 (Shown at Venice Film Festival September 7, 1988.)

Re-released in United States November 28, 1991 (Film Forum 2; New York City)