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Leon Gast


Tuesday, November 30 2010

On Fame and Infamy: 'Smash His Camera'

The infamous celebrity photographer offers nuggets of wisdom for would-be paparazzi with the vernacular flair and sociopathic lack of remorse of a mob boss.

Thursday, July 29 2010

'Smash His Camera': Paparazzi and the Rest of Us

The film reveals the relationship between paparazzo Ron Gallela and the culture that has produced him, the culture that resents and exploits him as it resents and exploits his subjects.

Sunday, June 6 2010

'Smash His Camera' Interrogates Celebrity and Obsession

Leon Gast's excellent documentary takes paparazzo Ron Galella as its subject, but also uses him as a way to ask more resonant questions, about celebrity and obsession.

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