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JAN DE BONT   ASC

 

Born: 22 October 1943, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Education: Nederlandse Film Academie [NFA], Amsterdam [graduated in 1964].

Career: Came to the USA in 1977.

Ph commercials dir by Paul Huf, a.o. Ph music videos, e.g. 'It's Not a Rumor' [1971; a: The Nu-Kats; d: Philip Brewin Cheney].

Became member of the ASC in 1990.

Was married [1973-88] to actress Monique van de Ven. His brother Peter [1955-2016] was a doph.

Appeared in the doc 'De domeinen Ditvoorst' [1992, Thom Hoffman; ph: Peter de Bont] and in 3 ep of the doc tv-series 'Allemaal film' [2007].

Made his debut as feature film dir in 1993 with 'Speed' [ph: Andrzej Bartkowiak; filmed September/December].


 

 FILMS

1964

Veilig verkeer [Elvira Kleinen] 16mm/b&w; short/?m; prod NFA

 

Kees Meyering, Rem Koolhaas, Frans Bromet [front/center], Renee Daalder & JdB

"De 1, 2, 3, rhapsodie"

 

1965

De 1, 2, 3, rhapsodie [Frans Bromet ('Hoe stoer Jan kan zijn'), Rem Koolhaas ('Frans in de watten'), Kees Meyering ('Renee's lieftalligheid'), Renee Daalder ('Kees en het medelijden') & Jan de Bont ('Rem en de koningin')] 16mm/b&w; exp short/15m (5 seg); other ph: Frans Bromet, a.o.; + actor

1965

Ik kom wat later naar Madra/That Way to Madra [Adriaan Ditvoorst] 16mm/b&w; short/26m; cph: Jaap de Jonge

1965

Sabotage [Nouchka van Brakel] 16mm/b&w; short/17m

1966

De minder gelukkige terugkeer van Joszef Katús naar het land van Rembrandt/Joszef Katús, Provo [Wim Verstappen] 16mm-35bu/b&w; 2uc (+ co-sound); ph: Wim van der Linden

1966

Body and Soul [I] [Renee Daalder] scope/b&w; short/13m

1966

Paranoia [Adriaan Ditvoorst] b&w

1966

Lichaam en ziel/Body and Soul II [Renee Daalder] b&w; short/31m; + co-scrpl

1967

Bacher [Tom Tholen] c; doc/20m; co-addph; ph: Anton van Munster & Robby Müller

1967

Nema aviona za Zagreb/Geen vliegtuig naar Zagreb [Louis van Gasteren] b&w-c; doc/82m; cph: L. van Gasteren, Roeland Kerbosch, Theo Hogers, Kester Dixon (2012), a.o.; filmed 1964-69; premiered in 2012

1967

Begrijp je nu waarom ik huil? [Louis van Gasteren] 16mm/b&w; doc/62m; cph: Peter Bos & Jos van Schoor

1967

Ice Cream Soda [Kees Meyering] 16mm/b&w; short/30m

1968

GeREGELd leven [Ad Krechting] ?; comm doc/5m; cph: Egbert Altena & Eddy van Zwanenburg; for Nationaal Bureau voor Reclassering

1968

Obsessions/Bezeten - Het gat in de muur [Pim de la Parra] c; 2uc; ph: Frans Bromet

1969

Ontrouw in duplo [Bob Langestraat] b&w; short/36m

1969

Carna [Adriaan Ditvoorst] c; doc/12m; cph: Piotr van Dijk & Theo van de Sande

1969

De baby in de boom/The Baby in the Tree [Nouchka van Brakel] c; short/20m

1969

Flinkevleugel [Ruud van Hemert] b&w; short/21m; uwph: Jac de Gier

1969

Antenna [Adriaan Ditvoorst] ts/c; short/35m

1969

Drop Out, of: De meester kan me nog meer vertellen [Wim Verstappen] c; cph: Frans Bromet & Theo van de Sande

1970

Een winterliefde [Frans Rasker] ts/c; short/11m

1970

Joop slaat weer toe [Wim Verstappen] c; short/10m

1970

Love and Music/Stamping Ground [Hansjürgen Pohland & George Sluizer] c; mus doc/101m; cph: Harry Hart, Mat van Hensbergen, Nic Knowland, Theo van de Sande, a.o.; aph: Jan Oonk; filmed 26-28 June (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

1970

De worstelaar/The Wrestler/Het debuut [Paul Verhoeven] c; short/20m

1970

Blue Movie [Wim Verstappen] 16mm-35bu/c; 2uc: Mat van Hensbergen & Frans Bromet; ph special seq (dir by Pim de la Parra): Theo van de Sande

1971

Blackmail [René van Nie] c; short/15m

1971

Wat zien ik..?/Business Is Business/Any Special Way/Diary of a Hooker [Paul Verhoeven] c

1971

João en het mes/John, the Knife and the River [George Sluizer] ts/c

1972

Turks Fruit/Turkish Delight/The Sensualist/Wild Intent [Paul Verhoeven] c

1972

Kapsalon [Frans Rasker] ?; short/24m; cph: Theo van de Sande

1973

De blinde fotograaf [Adriaan Ditvoorst] b&w; short/48m

1973

The Family [Lodewijk de Boer] c

1973

Dakota [Wim Verstappen] ts/c; ph Curaçao; ph: Theo van de Sande (studio), Peter Brugman, Werner Leckebusch & Marc Felperlaan; J. de Bont fell in love with actress Monique van de Ven and was fired - both left the prod

1974

Liefde op sterk water/Pickled Love [Tom Tholen] 16mm/c; short/33m

1974

Keetje Tippel/Katie's Passion/Katie Tippel/Hot Sweat [Paul Verhoeven] c

1975

De laatste trein/Blokpost [Erik van Zuylen] c

1975

She/Zij [Anton Kothuys] c; short/15m

1975

Max Havelaar [of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche Handelsmaatschappij] [Fons Rademakers] p/c; filmed 1975-76

1976

Roar [Noel Marshall (and friends)] p/c; + co-superv ed; filmed 1976-77; released in 1981

1979

Chalk [Michael Miller] announced for November start; status unknown

1980

Private Lessons/Philly [Alan Myerson & (uncred add scenes) James Fargo] c; 2uc: Mark Wade

1980

Night Warning/Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker/The Evil Protégé/Momma's Boy/Nightmare Maker/Thrilled to Death [William Asher] c; uncred cph; ph: Robbie Greenberg

1981

Going [Anton Kothuys] 16mm/b&w; short/15m; prod UCLA

1981

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can [Jack Hofsiss] c

1982

De vierde man/The Fourth Man [Paul Verhoeven] c; title seq ph: Peter de Bont

1982

Breach of Contract [André Guttfreund] c

1982

Cujo [Lewis Teague] c

1983

All the Right Moves [Michael Chapman] c

1983

American Dreamer [Rick Rosenthal] c; ph Paris: Giuseppe Rotunno; 2uc Paris: Didier Tarot & Philippe Houdart; miniature ph: Brick Price

1984

The Clan of the Cave Bear [Michael Chapman] tvi/c

1984

Bad Manners/Growing Pains [Bobby Houston] c; 2uc: Frank Byers

1984

Mischief [Mel Damski] c; addph; ph: Donald Thorin

1985

Flesh+Blood/Flesh and Blood/The Rose and the Sword [Paul Verhoeven] tvi/c; 2u operator: Peter de Bont; also 3-part tv-miniseries

1985

Madonna - Live - The Virgin Tour [Daniel Kleinman] b&w- c/V; concert film/54m; ph title seq; ph: Jerry Watson; filmed 25-26 May (Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1985

The Jewel of the Nile [Lewis Teague] J-D-C Scope/c; 2uc: Alex Witt; spec optical efx: Robin Browne & John Fletcher

1985

Jumpin' Jack Flash [Howard Zieff (replaced by Penny Marshall)] replaced after a few weeks by ph Matthew Leonetti; some of the footage he shot is in the finished film

1986

Ruthless People [Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker] c

1986

Who's That Girl? [James Foley] c; filmed 1986-87

1987

Leonard Part 6 [Paul Weiland] c

1987

Die Hard [John McTiernan] p/c; vfx ph: Bill Neil; filmed 1987-88

1988

Bert Rigby - You're a Fool [Carl Reiner] c

1988

Black Rain [Ridley Scott] s35/c; addph: Howard Atherton; 2uc: Craig Haagensen; aph: David Nowell

1989

The Hunt for Red October [John McTiernan] p/c; 2uc: Alexander Witt; vfx ph: Dave Stewart & Pat Sweeney

1989

Flatliners [Joel Schumacher] p/c; vfx superv: Peter Donen; filmed 1989-90

1990

Shining Through [David Seltzer] p/c; 2uc Germany: John Campbell

1991

Basic Instinct [Paul Verhoeven] p/c; 2uc: Michael Ferris; aph: Stan McClain

1991

Lethal Weapon 3 [Richard Donner] p/c; 2uc: Alexander Witt; filmed 1991-92

2008

Wit licht [Jean van de Velde] announced as doph, but film was ph by Theo van de Sande

 

 TELEVISION

1965

Heya Martijn [Ruud van Hemert] tvm/b&w/29m/16mm

1966

Bah, September [Ruud van Hemert] musical/b&w/25m/16mm

1966

Sieto tussen kunst en koren [Gied Jaspars] doc/b&w/27m/16mm

1966

Swinging London [Roeland Kerbosch] doc/b&w/19m/16mm; for VPRO-tv

1967

De bezetene [Trino Flothuis] mus doc/b&w/37m/16mm

1968

Piet Volkers [Pieter Verhoeff] doc/b&w/29m/16mm; cph: Wim van der Linden; ep series; for IKOR-tv

1968

Jacqueline Andreoli, 81 jaar [Pieter Verhoeff] doc/b&w/28m/16mm; ep series; for IKOR-tv

1968

Passing By - over de autocoureur Ben Pon [een film van/a film by Trino Flothuis & Jan de Bont] doc/b&w/31m/16mm

1968

Lichtkogels in de Oude Kerk [Pieter Verhoeff] doc/27m/16mm; for CVK/IKOR

1968

Volk in opstand [ep (10m) 'De Spaanse motieven' dir by Joes Odufré] doc series/b&w; for NCRV-tv

1969

Souvenirs d'enfance [Joes Odufré] mus perf/b&w/13m; for NCRV-tv

1969

Later [ep (44m) dir by Ton Hasebos] series/b&w; for VPRO-tv

1969

Miskotte over Barth [Pieter Verhoeff] doc/b&w/42m; for IKOR-tv

1969

In de geest van Ajax [Hans Keller] doc/21m/16mm

1969

Uit Bellevue [various] monthly arts magazine; ph items on 16mm; other ph: Mat van Hensbergen; for VARA-tv

1970

Is It a Sin to Be Subjective? [René Coelho & Jan Kees de Rooy] doc/b&w-c/50m; cph: Bob Buitink & Peter Bos; ep VARA-tv series 'Dit is het begin'

1971

Swing in mit Neil Young/Neil Young - Swing In [Wim van der Linden] doc/52m/16mm; cph: W. van der Linden; filmed January/February

1973

51 minuten Ko van Dijk [Paul Haenen & Gied Jaspars] doc/52m/16mm

1974

Pas de deux [John Hartnett] tvm/b&w/?m

1982

Help Wanted [Stephen Gyllenhaal] tvm/60m; ep series 'CBS Afternoon Playhouse'

1983

Sadat [Richard Michaels] 2-part tvm

1984

Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story [Richard Michaels] tvm

1987

Kamera klaar... Aktie - Geluiden van achter de kamera [Ruud van Gessel] doc/b&w-c/31m; + appearance

1990

Parker Kane [Steve Perry] pilot; for NBC-tv

1992

[HBO's] Tales from the Crypt [ep #49 'Split Personality' dir by Joel Silver] 93-part series, 1989-96; 4th season

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1966

Witheet [Kees Meyering; short] still ph; ph: Frans Bromet

1969

De blanke slavin/Intriges van een decadente zonderling/The White Slave [Renee Daalder] c.op; ph: Oliver Wood

 

 SINCE 1993 ACTIVE AS PRODUCER/DIRECTOR