Nothing stands out. The man is boring, but in such a case it’s up to the director and his teams to craft a story. Something interesting about the Jackie Onassis case. But it would probably have required to do more research and less bias. A boring so called documentary that you’d expect from bad tv. Neither educational nor entertaining. The pacing is off and those 90 minutes lack any structure. No angle was chosen.
Un très bon documentaire sur un paparazzo américain, Ron Galella, qui s'était fait une spécialité de poursuivre les célébrités, en particulier Jackie Kennedy pour laquelle il avait une tendresse particulière. Elle le lui a bien rendu ;-) Le film aborde la question de l'intimité et la valeur à accorder à ces images, qu'elles soient volées ou non.
What a schmuck. If you already think of paparazzi as bottom feeding scum hiding behind the first amendment this portrait of Ron Galella will only strengthen your conviction. The point and click mentality of photography is not art even if it results in some good shots from time to time. This is simple economics as celebrity culture warrants a good pay cheque.
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.