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.
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I loved this movie's debate about Galella's body of work and methods. Though I enjoyed gawking at his pics, I sympathize with those at whom he points his camera. Constitutional law expert Floyd Abrams summed it up best, pegging Galella as "the price tag of the First Amendment." That woman in the museum who couldn't identify the pictures was pathetic though. I wanted to go Brando on her, like he got Galella.