It was just a few weeks ago that a man opened fire on a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 58 people. In a quick turnaround, network BBC Three is already planning an hour-long documentary on the tragedy.
The Dark Knight Rises Shooting
The nation and the entertainment industry have spent the past week reeling from the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado. However, there has been no shortage of goodwill from many involved. Warner Bros. donated a sizable sum to the victims of the shooting, director Christopher Nolan issued a formal statement and Christian Bale himself stopped by to visit those recuperating. Now, composter Hans Zimmer, who created the music for all three of Nolan's Batman movies, has created a new composition to honor those affected, with all proceeds going to support the the wounded and the families of the deceased.
We've seen all manner of reactions to the terrible and tragic 'The Dark Knight Rises' shooting in aurora. Some comedians make horribly ill-timed jokes, while the Warner Bros. studio itself modifies films like 'Gangster Squad' for content all-too reminiscent of the shooting that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded. On the heels of it's 'Gangster Squad' changes, Warner Bros. has decided to make a few changes to upcoming animated series 'Beware the Batman' as well. What's going to be different?
I'm lucky. I'm lucky I get to write this, and I'm lucky you chose to read it. You like movies, and these have been a rough couple days for anyone who likes movies, because it's been a rough couple days for everyone. Last week, I filed a column about how 'The Dark Knight Rises,' with its big action and urban politics, wouldn't make a bad double bill with 'The Battle of Algiers.' And waking up Friday to the news, I didn't much care about that article or any article about Batman. I doubt you did either.
'The Dark Knight Rises' theater shooting in Colorado has taken an emotional toll on the country, and none seem more sympathetic to the victims and their families than Warner Bros. Not only have director Christopher Nolan and the 'Dark Knight' cast expressed their condolences, but the production company has taken further steps in consideration of this tragic event at the expense of its upcoming flick 'Gangster Squad.'
As victims of last weekend's horrible shooting tragedy in Aurora, Co. try and recover from their terrifying experience, one actor has taken it upon himself to visit those currently receiving care at a local Denver hospital. Christian Bale flew out to Denver to visit those affected by the shocking shooting that occurred just a few days ago.
Everyone has heard about the tragedy that struck moviegoers last weekend when a crazed maniac unloaded his weapons onto innocent civilians watching a midnight showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' killing 12 and injuring 58 others. Now Warner bros. hopes to help ease the pain and suffering by donating to those affected by the tragedy.
We had planning on starting fresh this week; moving on from the Colorado movie theater tragedy and returning to coverage of movies and television. But one more thing before we proceed. Let's take a moment to meet the victims and remember all who died far too soon.
The tragic events of yesterday have placed the film industry (and those who write about it) on shaky ground. This is the business of entertainment and entertainment reporting and let's face it: with twelve people dead and dozens more wounded, the last thing anyone on either side of the Hollywood fence wants to think about is entertainment. Out of respect for the victims of and their families, it is starting to look like box office numbers will not be officially reported this weekend.
Christopher Nolan has released a statement about the shooting that happened at the midnight 'The Dark Knight Rises' screening in Aurora, Colorado last night.