John Coquillon

Director of photography
Canadian cinematographer John Coquillon is best known for collaborations with director Sam Peckinpah on several of his later films. Coquillon began as a clapper loader at England's Pinewood Studios before shooting a ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1930 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, NL

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (36)

Absolution 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Going Undercover 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mandela 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Independence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Clockwise 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lace II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Best Revenge 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Osterman Weekend 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ivanhoe 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Wars 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Praying Mantis 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

All Quiet on the Western Front 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Final Assignment 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mr. Patman 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Changeling 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Four Feathers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Cross of Iron 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The 39 Steps 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Inside Out 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Echoes of a Summer 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wilby Conspiracy 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The National Health 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Straw Dogs 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cry of the Banshee 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scream and Scream Again 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wuthering Heights 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Oblong Box 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Conqueror Worm 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Last Safari 1967 (Movie)

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Hold the Dream (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Ivanhoe (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Christmas Gift (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Story of David (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

Canadian cinematographer John Coquillon is best known for collaborations with director Sam Peckinpah on several of his later films. Coquillon began as a clapper loader at England's Pinewood Studios before shooting a number of wildlife documentaries in Africa in the 1950s. His first cinematographic work was on the nature documentary "Zanzabuku", which featured explorer Lewis Cotlow. He also wrote and shot the family film "Toto and the Poachers" in 1958, but by 1960 he had turned his attention away from conservation documentaries and towards fiction. His first film in that vein was the mystery "The Impersonator" in 1960. He also made several family films in the U.K. as part of the Saturday Morning Pictures series, including "Runaway Railway" in 1966 and the soccer-themed "Cup Fever", as well as the family-oriented sci-fi serial "Danny the Dragon" in 1967. He worked often in the horror genre and shot "Curse of the Crimson Altar", one of Boris Karloff's last films, along with the Vincent Price films "The Oblong Box" and "Scream and Scream Again". He shifted gears again for the historical adaptation "Wuthering Heights" in 1970, before his association with Peckinpah. Their first collaboration was the violent thriller "Straw Dogs", starring Dustin Hoffman, in '71, and they worked together on the Western "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" and the war film "Cross of Iron" in '77. He won a Canadian Genie Award for the horror film "The Changeling" in 1980 before working mostly on TV in the latter part of his career.

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