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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ director calls Colorado shooting an ‘appalling crime’

Meriah Doty
Movie Talk
July 21, 2012

Following a shooting in a Colorado movie theater on Friday that left 12 people dead and 58 injured, Christopher Nolan, the director of "The Dark Knight Rises," has issued a statement on behalf of the film's cast and crew:

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.

One of the film's actors, Gary Oldman, also made a statement [via toofab]:

My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act.

Just hours earlier, Nolan and much of the "TDKR" cast were in Paris to do press and participate in a premiere event. The premiere, along with their scheduled press conference and interviews, were cancelled once news spread of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

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