Stanley Long | Sex-comedy director, 78

Posted: September 14, 2012

British filmmaker Stanley Long, whose cheap-and-cheerful soft-core romps led him to be dubbed the "king of sexploitation," has died at age 78.

A producer, director, and cinematographer, Mr. Long created movies with titles like Nudist Memories and The Wife Swappers before scoring his biggest success with Adventures of a Taxi Driver and other 1970s sex comedies. The mix of bawdy humor and nudity mad Adventures a hit. The film was sold to 36 countries and spawned two sequels.

Mr. Long also set up the post-production company Salon, which has worked on big-budget movies including V for Vendetta and Batman Begins. - AP

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