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Smash His Camera -- The story of infamous New York City paparazzo Ron Galella, legendary for his restraining order from Jackie O and losing five teeth at the hands of Marlon Brando, all in the service of generating some of the most iconic and memorable celebrity photographs of the 1970s.
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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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 .... sound 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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too easy on the guy, 17 October 2015
Author: SnoopyStyle

Ron Galella is a relentless paparazzi catching Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. He is an expert at planning and executing the art of stalkarazzi. He has a new book of pictures out. He took the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis picture. After catching Jackie and John Jr. in the park from behind the trees, she tells an agent to "Smash his camera!" They detained him and he sues Jackie and the Secret Service. She with Onassis' money counter-sues him.

I could not care less about the talking heads talking back and forth about Galella. The problem with this documentary is that it doesn't really challenge Galella that much. A lot of it is his point of view. Mostly it's just him talking, and talking, and talking. The music is cheerfull. The documentarian Leon Gast doesn't ask him questions on camera. He's no Errol Morris. It doesn't feel like it's digging that deep into his psyche. It's not that deep of a dig in the first place. A great interview has follow up questions. This movie doesn't really push and I don't care about his rabbits.

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