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Smash His Camera -- A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi.


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A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Smile and look I've got you on camera and taken your picture! See more (4 total) »


Floyd Abrams ... Himself

Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Basile ... Himself
Harry Benson ... Himself - Photojournalist

Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)

Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)

Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)

Dick Cavett ... Himself

Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage)

Chuck Close ... Himself
Brad Elterman ... Himself - Photographer

David Frost ... Himself (archive footage)

Bonnie Fuller ... Herself

Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)
Betty Galella ... Herself - Wife of Ron Galella

Ron Galella ... Himself

Cary Grant ... Himself (archive footage)

Katharine Hepburn ... Herself (archive footage)
Michael Hess ... Himself

Paris Hilton ... Herself (archive footage)
Thomas Hoving ... Himself
Peter Howe ... Himself

Angelina Jolie ... Herself (archive footage)
Al Julien ... Himself - Cocounsel for Galella (archive footage)
Elaine Kaufman ... Herself

Grace Kelly ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Kennedy Jr. ... Himself

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)
Neil Leifer ... Himself
Jeffrey Leone ... Himself
John Loengard ... Himself

Lindsay Lohan ... Herself (archive footage)
Martin London ... Himself - Attorney for Jacqueline Onassis
M.C. Marden ... Herself
David McGough ... Himself - Photojournalist
Anthony James Miller ... Himself

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)
Aristotle Onassis ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Pattinson ... Himself (archive footage)

Mary Pickford ... Herself (archive footage)

Brad Pitt ... Himself (archive footage)

Maury Povich ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Redford ... Himself

Geraldo Rivera ... Himself (archive footage)
Stuart Schlesinger ... Himself -Cocounsel for Ron Galella
Paul Schmulbauch ... Himself
Marvin Scott ... Himself

Liz Smith ... Herself
Tom Snyder ... Himself (archive footage)

Britney Spears ... Herself (archive footage)
Nick Stepowyj ... Archivist
Kerry Sulkowicz ... Himself

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (archive footage)

Jim Tooey ... Himself

Vince Vaughn ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Leon Gast 
Produced by
William Ackman .... executive producer
Linda Saffire .... producer
Adam Schlesinger .... producer
Daniel Stern .... executive producer
Jeffrey Tarrant .... executive producer
Original Music by
Craig Hazen 
David Wolfert 
Cinematography by
Don Lenzer 
Film Editing by
Doug Abel 
Makeup Department
Bridget Trama .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Tammy Douglas .... additional sound recordist
Paul Gosse .... additional sound recordist
Matt Gundy .... re-recording mixer
Mark Maloof .... sound recordist
E. Benjamin Posnack .... additional sound recordist (as Ben Posnack)
Visual Effects by
Steven Rosenthal .... motion graphics
Camera and Electrical Department
Maryse Alberti .... additional cinematography
Charlie Beyer .... camera assistant
Bart Grieb .... second unit camera
Nelson Hume .... additional cinematography
Ronan Killeen .... additional cinematography
Annabell Schlesinger .... best girl
Julian Schlesinger .... best boy
Sophia Schlesinger .... best girl
Joia Speciale .... camera assistant
Jonathan Wolf .... second unit camera
Editorial Department
J.C. Cameron Brueckner .... on-line editor (as J. Cameron Brueckner)
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Justin Martinez .... assistant editor
Bill Stokes .... colorist
Other crew
Nick Adrian .... production assistant
Lauren Barker .... production assistant
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor
Dan Brun .... production assistant
Kate Coe .... archival research and clearances
Charles Farrell .... production assistant
Eric Goodwin .... production assistant
Nate Loehrke .... production assistant
Anthony James Miller .... photo archivist
Doug O'Connor .... technical advisor
Roger Rosenblatt .... creative consultant
Marc H. Simon .... legal counsel
Patrick Wessel .... production assistant
Nils Brous .... special thanks
Louis DeFilippo .... thanks
Geri Spolan Gast .... special thanks
Adam Glickman .... with love and thanks
Lauren Glickman .... with love and thanks
Craig Huff .... special thanks
Robert Klein .... with love and thanks
Richard Safire .... special thanks
Bari Schlesinger .... special thanks
Linda Schlesinger .... special thanks
Michal Schlesinger .... special thanks
Natasha Schlesinger .... with love and thanks
Bippy Siegel .... special thanks
Gregg Zeitlin .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and nudity
87 min
Australia:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46262)

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Smile and look I've got you on camera and taken your picture!, 17 August 2010
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

Long before the days of 24 hour 7 days a week 365 days a year paparazzi a man by the name of Ron Galella happened to be around and this man during the 60's, 70's and 80's went on a tear of photographing stars and celebrities it was his personal passion it was what he lived for. Really Ron was always putting himself in danger and at risk to get snapshots and photographs of the famous and well known.

And this informative and educational HBO documentary "Smash his Camera" showed his passion and skill for taking photos and it showed the downsides of his job. Well documented was his alleged stalking of the former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy who took out restraining orders against Galella, but still that didn't stop Ron from getting his snap shots of the elegant former first lady as clearly this was a determined man who always got his picture. In fact many started labeling Ron as a stalker of the former first lady. Also compelling was his dealing with legendary actor Marlon Brandon who was so angry about getting his photographs and movements taken that he punched and apparently broke Galella's nose. Now that's what happens when you follow a person's every movement.

Really this doc is worth a watch because it informed and educated many like me about a man love him or hate him Ron Galella had a passion of taking pictures of the well known and famous even if it got him in trouble it proved that sometimes you have to be a risk taker. Because if you love your passion enough you will be brave and therefore you have to respect the man for it.

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