My quest for “Let’s get lost” – Chet Baker by Bruce Weber

Let's Get lost - movie poster
Let’s Get Lost (1988) is a American documentary film about the turbulent life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker written and directed by Bruce Weber.

I saw Let’s Get Lost in Leuven, I guess around 1990. Chet Baker has been a weak spot for me ever since, because I now knew how much suffering was hiding behind that vulnerable voice. I tried to find a DVD of it but apart from a VHS tape (I don’t have a player) I couldn’t find anything. Then the other day I found the whole movie, split in 13 parts, on Youtube:

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Bob Flora is a spammer

Linkeroever spam

Dear Mr. Bob Flora,

you are probably a collaborator for the “Linkeroever” movie. I see you were a sound designer for “Dju!” by Daniel Lamberts, who’s a friend of mine. So you’re connected to the Belgian cinema scene. But might I point out that we have never talked or met in person. So when you send me an email like the one above, that is not only impolite, it is also spam.

First off: didn’t your mom teach you proper manners? You don’t address me, you don’t introduce yourself, you just start shouting “Check it, rate it, forward it!”. Do you think that exclamation mark is gonna convince me? Never heard of the word ‘please’?

Secondly: where did you get my email address? I sure never gave it to you. I’m gonna reply to you to request to be removed from your spamming list, and it would be a good idea to comply with that.

Finally: do you think you’re doing Linkeroever or Pieter Van Hees a favour with stunts like that? I’m not linking to the movie or the Youtube trailer, as you might notice. That’s because you pissed me off. Your marketing skills are severely underdeveloped. Do something about it, or stick to designing sound.




Cloverfield (released in Feb 2008)

“Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.”
from Wikipedia

Produced by J.J. Abrams (from Lost/Alias).

At least this time, they’re telling the story in less than 3 hours, instead of four or more consecutive seasons.