Blast 'Em

  |  Watch Now: 14/04/2011
  |  103 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Blast 'Em is an entertaining documentary about the frenzied competition among paparazzi for celebrity photos. It focuses on Victor Malafronte, a young photographer who aggressively pursues his celebrity prey. When he's not crashing gala events, he stakes out John Kennedy Jr.'s office and Michael J. Fox's apartment building. His triumphs include capturing Kennedy on rollerblades and snagging the first shot of Fox with his wife and baby. Like most celebrity photographers, Malafronte has little concern for the privacy of his subjects. "I don't have any sympathy for a guy who makes 20 or 30 million," he says. And, as someone else points out, "A picture of a celebrity is like hard currency."