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My First Angry Letter to the Editor

Well, it’s not an angry letter, but it’s a letter..

“Us Weekly” Magazine reported that the crew of Mr. and Mrs. Smith were replaced due to their gossiping about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

What a crock. Most of the time, we’re either working our asses off, or trying to set stuff up for the next shot so we don’t get said asses kicked by not being prepared.

There’s always commentary on the walkie talkies, but on “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, the only snarky comments that I heard on the walkie were aimed at the director.

Anyhow – here’s my first letter to an editor. We’ll see if it gets published and in what form:

In your April 11 issue, you reported that the crew of the upcoming movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” were replaced for reshoots due to their ‘gossip and speculation’ about actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

This is untrue. The reason there was a new crew during each successive round of ‘additional shooting’ (this current round wrapped Thursday, March 24), is that like all crews, they had moved on to other projects during the film’s multiple hiatuses, and were not available when shooting started again – hence the need for a new crew.

Contrary to popular belief, film crews generally
don’t care about the antics of celebrities.
We are usually too busy trying to get through the day’s work to worry about who’s doing what to whom in the trailers between shots.

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