Christoper Nolan, Director Of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Breaks His Silence On Massacre

Fri, July 20, 2012 7:39pm EST by 1 Comment
Christopher Nolan Batman Shooting

Christopher speaks for the first time since the shooting, expressing his ‘profound sorrow’ over the events. Read on for his full statement.

Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight trilogy, has issued a statement on the tragic events of July 20, when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater during a midnight screening of his latest film, The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 and wounding 59.

“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,” Christopher said.

Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families, as well.

– Billy Nilles

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Posted at 4:59 PM on July 22, 2012  

There is no ‘innocent and hopeful place’ when we are talking about violent films. Anyone who has ever studied psychology (Albert Bandura, Bobo dolls) understands that people who create that kind of entertainment are not promoting peace.

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