Sunday, 1 March 2015


In the seventies and eighties Simon van Collum was a TV-presenter in the Netherlands, who, at least for the Dutch people, was at least as, or in some cases even more famous than the film stars he presented to the viewers. TV-programs on film were hardly a success in those days (in the Netherlands that is) unless he starred in them. And by starring I do mean starring in them, because he was not just a presenter who asked a few questions, he actually visited sets, did his research on the persons he was to interview and in the end even landed a few guest-/cameo-appearances in films this way, he was a personality.

He had bit-parts in forv example Flodder and Amsterdamned (both by Dutch director Dick Maas (a man the Dutch critics loved to compare to Steven Spielberg) and in John Landis' An American Werewolf in London (he portrayed an usher/cashier in an X-rated Cinema on Oxford Street).

However, when he visited Steven Spielberg on the set of Jaws, in 1974, he wasn't that known in the States yet. So when he popped up on a picture (as seen above) in an American Magazine, he was referred to as being a cameraman for Jaws, which, in our eyes at least, even made him even more famous. (and he loved writing about it and bringing it up on different occasions).

Taken from the book: 
De Sterren Kunnen Me Nog Meer Vertellen 
by Simon van Collum.



He died, on the place where he had spent so many hours: in the spotlights in Holland's most beautiful cinema: Tischinski. He had a heart-attack during the gala-opening night of the James Bond film Licence to Kill, June 21st, in Amsterdam, with running camera's and didn't survive. 

I still miss him.

Ronny

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and John Williams

THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK
THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER
THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+
THE BEARDED TRIO ON PINTEREST

CLICK HERE FOR FACTS ON STEVEN SPIELBERG
CLICK HERE FOR FACTS ON GEORGE LUCAS
CLICK HERE FOR FACTS ON JOHN WILLIAMS

0 comments:

Post a Comment

I would love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment, don't be shy.

Geek Universal

Geek Universal
Check Out Our NEW Sister Site

Facebook

Find us on Twitter

Buy The Bearded Trio T-Shirt Here

Rogue One Photo Gallery

The Best Indiana Jones Magazine - IndyMag

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

The Bearded Trio Proudly Recommend The TGR Entertainment Network

Generation Star Wars

Talk Whatever Online

Sharing The Wars With

The Bearded Trio Recommends

Your Source For The Force

Total Pageviews

Translate

The Bearded Trio Is On

What Is The Bearded Trio?

Celebrating All the work from George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and John Williams. All the latest news updated daily. We are geeks and huge fans of their works. from Lucasarts to Lucasfilm, Star Wars to Indiana Jones. We will try to bring all the latest everyday. We will also report on other fandoms and geek stories. Follow us on Twitter or on Facebook. Feel free to let us know what you feel about our site or if you have an article you would like us to post.

Star Wars Celebration

Harry Potter In Concert

Bangarang : A Short Fan Film About Rufio Before Hook

Popular Posts