Friday, July 20, 2012

Horror in Aurora

Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight Rises, released the following statement about the tragic shootings at today's midnight showing of the movie in an Aurora, Colorado, theatre.

Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

What a terrible tragedy! I am sickened and sad today. Personally, the movie theatre has also been my home during most of my life, and I would like to echo Nolan's heartfelt sentiments.

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