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Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's earlier life and some modern-day performances. Written by Anonymous

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5 October 1989 (West Germany)  »

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£15,483 (UK) (8 June 2008)
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Features All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) See more »

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Zingaro (AKA Portrait in Black and White)
By Antonio Carlos Jobim
Corcovado Music Corp.
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Top Notch Biographical Documentary
22 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing and loving this movie when it played at Film Forum in NYC back in the late 80's. It was recently re-released for a limited engagement so I took my wife to see it (again, at Film Forum). Almost twenty years later, it's just as beautiful and heartbreaking to watch. The brilliance of this movie is that you don't have to be jazz or Chet Baker fan to enjoy it -- my wife and I have a marginal interest in jazz and we loved it. It's a brilliant portrayal of how talent, youth and beauty are destroyed by excess, and you'll feel both awe and pity for the late Mr. Baker. DVD is supposed to come out at the end of the year -- rent it, you won't be sorry.


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