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A Letter to True

  • Documentary and factual
  • 2004
  • Bruce Weber
  • 75 mins
  • PG

Summary

Documentary in which renowned photographer Bruce Weber examines a range of cherished friendships and personal obsessions while writing a letter to his beloved pet dog.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Dog lovers and name-droppers will love photographer Bruce Weber's rattlebag documentary. However, those less impressed by his friendships with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Dirk Bogarde will be left to gaze upon the beauty of the canines and the lustre of the imagery while puzzling over the precise purpose of this exhibitionist trawl through some diverse and decidedly private obsessions. The tribute to war photographer Larry Burrows is touchingly sincere. But the reveries on the plight of Haitian refugees and the fallout from 9/11 feel as self-consciously chic and superficial as Julie Christie's reading of Rainer Maria Rilke's A Sonnet to Orpheus, Marianne Faithfull's rendition of Stephen Spender's The Truly Great and the lengthy clips from The Courage of Lassie. With over-produced torch songs oozing a sentimentality that seeps into Weber's handwritten musings to his labrador pooch, this is the most up-market home movie you will ever see.

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Credits

Cast

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NarratorBruce Weber
NarratorJulie Christie
NarratorMarianne Faithfull

Crew

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DirectorBruce Weber

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metrodome
Released on
2008-08-01
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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