7.0/10
748
4 user 30 critic

Smash His Camera (2010)

PG-13 | | Documentary | January 2010 (USA)
Trailer
0:57 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi.

Director:

Leon Gast
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary shot over a decade with unprecedented access to photographer Gregory Crewdson that bares the artist's process.

Director: Ben Shapiro
Stars: Costanza Theodoli Braschi, Gregory Crewdson, Samantha Ressler
Walkabout (1971)
Certificate: GP Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg
McCullin (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his ... See full summary »

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris
Stars: Harold Evans, Don McCullin, Michael Parkinson
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast
Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Floyd Abrams Floyd Abrams ... Himself
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Basile Joseph Basile ... Himself
Harry Benson 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 Brad Elterman ... Himself - Photographer
David Frost ... Himself (archive footage)
Bonnie Fuller ... Herself
Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)
Betty Galella Betty Galella ... Herself - Wife of Ron Galella
Edit

Storyline

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sued him, and Marlon Brando broke his jaw. The story of notorious, reviled paparazzo Ron Galella opens a Pandora's Box of issues from right to privacy, freedom of the press and the ever-growing vortex of celebrity worship. Written by Sundance Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language and nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Ron Galella Documentary See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,367, 1 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,367, 1 August 2010
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Best of My Love
Performed by The Emotions
Written by Maurice White and Al McKay
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Used by Permission of EMI April Music Inc.
All Rights Reserved
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Smile and look I've got you on camera and taken your picture!
17 August 2010 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

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.


11 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed