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NEW YORK VIEW
Bruce Weber's slick 1988 tribute to Chet Baker cross-cuts footage of the square-jawed trumpet stud in his prime with images of a grizzled Baker in his spiky old age. No matter how many jilted lovers testify to his betrayals and manipulations, Baker remains the personification of soft-sell cool. Weber's supersaturated black-and-white limns the legend.

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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.