2005-06-21 15:11:48 UTC
late '60s and early '70s, died March 12 at age 68, according to the
WGA-west member newsletter. Cannon wrote the widely-reviled "Skidoo"
for Otto Preminger and "Brewster McCloud" for Robert Altman. He also
had credits on "Hex," another oddball film from the early '70s, and a
television adaptation of "Brave New World." Cannon went to Columbia
University in New York, where he wrote and directed a student film,
"Going Up," and then an indie feature, "The Square Root of Zero." In
recent years he taught screenwriting.
Some of the above was cribbed from the AMPAS/Margaret Herrick Library's
bio of Cannon, who donated his papers to the library, along with "audio
cassettes of story conferences between Cannon and Otto Preminger during
the production of Skidoo" (!). Which, truly, would have to be more
entertaining than the movie, right?