British filmmaker Stanley Long has died at the age of 78.
The screenwriter/director, best known for his work on 'sexploitation' comedies of the 1960s and '70s, passed away on Monday (10Sep12) in Buckinghamshire, England of natural causes.
Long found fame directing low budget saucy comedies and became known as the King of Sexploitation.
His films included On The Game, Eskimo Nell, and The Wife Swappers, as well as Adventures Of A Taxi Driver, and he worked with stars including Diana Dors and Ian Lavender.
In later years, he set up post-production company Salon, which was behind movies including Batman Begins and V for Vendetta.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.