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John Kotze

John Kotze


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Cinematography (feature film)

The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1968) as Director of Photography
The Asian warlord plots to destroy his archival in Scotland Yard.
He Who Rides a Tiger (1968) as Director of Photography
Psycho-Circus (1967) as 2nd unit photog
A reporter''''s stunt goes awry when the man he''''s pretending to have killed turns up dead.
The Million Eyes of Su-Muru (1967) as Director of Photography
Frankie Avalon and George Nader (that guy from "The Robot Monster") are a couple of wise-cracking, swingin' secret agents. Their enemy is Shirley Eaton as Su-Muru, who plans to remove all of the men who are currently in power and replace them with her army of women, most of who are shown in skimpy (for 1967) bikinis or mini skirts, and who can all perform complex tasks such as break a man's neck with their thighs. Avalon and Nader make "friends" with several members of Su-Maru's army, then invade with the local army and kill the rest of them.
The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966) as 2nd unit photog
The Asian warlord kidnaps young women to force their fathers to help him build a death ray.
The Journey (1959) as 2nd Unit Photography
A Communist officer falls hard for a married woman trying to escape from Hungary.
Solomon and Sheba (1959) as Camera
Epic tale of the Biblical king''''s seduction by a pagan queen.
Sea Wife (1957) as Camera Operator
In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a black seaman. Only the seaman knows the woman is a nun. The men reveal their true selves under the hardships of survival. Told in a too-long flashback frame.

Art Director (feature film)

Far Off Place, A (1993) as Assistant Art Director
Two young kids elude the poachers who killed their family and escape with the help of a black tribesman.

Post Production (feature film)

Melba (1953) as Technicolor tech
The highly fictionalized story of Nellie Melba, Australian-born soporano who rose to operatic fame in the latter part of the 19th century and who had a desert and form of dry toast (true) named after her. In her film debut, the Metropolitan opera's Patrice Munsel, plays the title role in a film that primarily strings together eight excerts from well-known operas as well as one or two lighter numbers and a montage of famous opera personalities featuring the chorus of the Covent Garden Opera and members of the Sadler Wells Ballet. The story follows the career of Melba from the time she left her father's Australian cattle ranch and a suitor to travel to Paris to get her voice training, and picks up another suitor. She debuts in Brussells and is a smash hit followed by international fame. The suitor from Australia shows up in Monte Carlo, marries her and soon is cast in the role of "Mr. Melba" until he can take it no longer and returns to Australia, while Melba decides her voice belongs to the world and sadly goes on alone.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) as Construction Coordinator

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