Christopher Nolan Releases Statement on Colorado Shootings

by Anne Thompson
July 20, 2012 7:41 PM
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Chris Nolan
"The Dark Knight Rises" writer-director Christopher Nolan released a statement Friday on the Colorado shooting tragedy:

"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 theater 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."

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  • Christina Smythe | July 24, 2012 3:28 PMReply

    Thoughts and prayers for the families of all the victims of this tragic incident. My heart goes out to you. Someone created a memorial page for these victims on Evertalk within Facebook. There is a memorial fund on this page and people can donate to help the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy. Here's the page.

  • Jacklyn Johnson | July 24, 2012 3:33 PM

    May comfort find their families and loved ones in their grief. My sincere condolences to them. May there be peace on earth. Thanks for the heads up on the Evertalk memorial page Christina. I will make sure to visit it.

  • M. Santiago | July 21, 2012 12:07 AMReply

    Christopher Nolan is a class act all the way.

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