Radley Metzger

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Radley Metzger
Born
Radley Henry Metzger

(1929-01-21)January 21, 1929
New York City, United States
DiedMarch 31, 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 88)[1][2][3]
New York City, United States
ResidenceNew York City, United States
NationalityAmerican
Other namesRadley Henry Metzger;[4][5]
Radley H. Metzger
"Jake Barnes"[6][7]
"Henry Paris"[6][7]
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationB. A. degree in Dramatic Arts
Alma materCity College of New York;
Columbia University
OccupationFilm director
Years active1957 – 2010s
Known forArtistic, adult-oriented films and related works[2]
Home townNew York City, United States
Relativesdaughter, nephew, nieces

Radley Metzger (also known as Radley Henry Metzger[4][5] and by the pseudonyms, "Jake Barnes"[6][7] and "Henry Paris"[6][7] (born January 21, 1929; died March 31, 2017) was an American pioneering filmmaker[8][9] and film distributor.

Metzger was known for directing popular artistic, adult-oriented films,[10][11][12] including Camille 2000 (1969), Score (1974), The Lickerish Quartet (1970), The Image (1975) and The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976).[13][14] According to one film reviewer, Metzger's films, including those made during the Golden Age of Porn, are noted for their "lavish design, witty screenplays, and a penchant for the unusual camera angle".[12] Another reviewer noted that his films were "highly artistic — and often cerebral ... and often featured gorgeous cinematography".[13]

Film and audio works by Metzger have been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.[15][16][17]

On March 31, 2017, Metzger died at the age of 88 in New York City.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sandmir, Richard (April 4, 2017). "Radley Metzger, Whose Artful Erotica Turned Explicit, Dies at 88". New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Metzger, Juliette; Feldman, Caryl; West, Ashley (April 2, 2017). "Press Release: Radley Metzger, pioneering filmmaker, dies at 88". The Rialto Report. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hudson, David (April 2, 2017). "Radley Metzger, 1929-2017". Fandor. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris". Playboy. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris" (PDF). ToniBentley.com. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Bentley, Toni (August 7, 2014). "The Art Cinema Erotica of Radley Metzger". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Staff (2016). "Henry Paris". IAFD. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  8. Hudson, David (August 7, 2014). ""This Is Softcore: The Art Cinema Erotica of Radley Metzger". Fandor. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  9. Weston, Hillary (August 19, 2014). "Porn Before It Was Chic: An Interview With Radley Metzger on Sex and Cinema". BlackBook. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  10. Dollar, Steve (August 5, 2014). "Radley Metzger Retrospective Opens at Film Society of Lincoln Center". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  11. "This Is Softcore: The Art Cinema Erotica of Radley Metzger". Film Society of Lincoln Center. August 7, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Gallagher, Steve (August 7, 2014). ""This is Softcore": The History of Radley Metzger". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Simpson, Claire (October 2, 2013). "Adults Only: 5 Films By Radley Metzger". WhatCulture.com. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  14. MacFarlane, Steve (August 6, 2014). "Interview: Radley Metzger". Slant Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  15. Rist, Ray C. (January 4, 1974). Book - The Pornography Controversy: Changing Moral Standards in American Life. The Pornography Controversy: Changing Moral Standards in American Life. p. 124. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  16. Lehman, Peter (2006). Book - Pornography: Film and Culture. Pornography: Film and Culture. p. 9. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  17. Staff (2016). "Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - DadaBase Search Results - Radley Metzger". Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Retrieved February 29, 2016.