Leon Gast on Smash His Camera

At the 54th BFI London Film Festival filmmakers' tea, we talked with Leon Gast, director of Smash His Camera, a documentary about paparazzi photographer Ron Galella who went to extreme measures in order to catch celebrities off guard and photograph them. According to Leon Gast, in the United States of the mid 1960s, Ron Galella's tactics of stalking celebrities were considered unconventional and he was also sent to court for violating Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' privacy.



 

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