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Smash his Camera
© Magnolia Pictures
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Leon Gast

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Magnolia Pictures

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Magnolia Pictures, ADAV, Wild Side

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0003-F40C-0000-R-0000-0000-U
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

Tirant son titre d’une demande faite par Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis à ses agents de sécurité -"cassez son appareil photo"-, ce documentaire retrace la carrière fulgurante de Ron Gallela, célèbre photographe et paparazzi autoproclamé. Ce film porte également un regard sur la nature de la célébrité, la relation entre les vedettes et leurs chroniqueurs, et l’équilibre fragile entre vie privée et liberté de la presse.

"Famously and successfully sued by Jackie Onassis, and slugged just as famously and successfully by Marlon Brando, denounced from the pulpits of punditry for decades, Galella has been a man easy to hate. But whether he can be blamed for sparking the current celeb-ysteria, he certainly created a body of work that is historically irreplaceable. [Director Leon] Gast, who won an Oscar® for his documentary When We Were Kings, gives us a man of personal complexity as well, a man who has photographed legends but still says ‘Catherine De Nerve,’ a tough guy who lives in a house a friend describes as right out of ‘The Sopranos,’ except the Sopranos did not have a statue-studded pet bunny cemetery in the backyard." Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

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