Well you could have knocked me down with a feather last night, as I was reading my email and received a note from (wait for it) Joe Carnahan himself - director of Smokin' Aces, Narc, and the upcoming White Jazz, an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel starring George Clooney.
Holy effin' crap.
Now, I fully realize how important and powerful I am in the entertainment blogosphere (that's sarcasm), but it's still not everyday that I receive email from major motion picture directors, much less ones that have directed a movie that blew my mind (Narc).
Joe wrote because he would like to correct something that I posted regarding the status of his leaving the Mission: Impossible 3 project, and he was kind enough to give me permission to print his email verbatim:
Stumbled across your blog (good writing!) and saw an erroneous little tidbit about my being dismissed/fired/whacked from MI3. Not so my friend. It's been reasonably well documented but bears repeating nonetheless:
I walked out on my own...I called Tom (videotaped said call to boot) and gave him my sincerest regards but felt I couldn't stay with the flick at it's then present incarnation. We had an agreement to a disagreement and I went along my merry way.
Thems the facts. Thought it was worth updating you and remind you that I am free to fill in as an occasional fact-checker, should time permit.
And so, without continuing to kiss Joe's ass too blatantly, I post this correction, a sincere apology, and I'm going back to any previous posts that refer to this incident to see if I can update them appropriately.