You have to love the outpouring of compassion and attention from the cast and crew of "The Dark Knight Rises" to the victims of the Aurora Colorado shooting.
It wasn't long before Christopher Nolan responded to the tragedy with a heartfelt and eloquent message.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
He continued, “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."
Joseph Gorden Levitt also reacted swiftly to the shooting in Aurora.
"My most sincere sympathies go out to the families of the victims in Aurora."
There was also this from Anne Hathaway who plays Selina Kyle in the movie.
“My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. “I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” she added.
And now this from Christian Bale.
As you can see from the topmost picture, Bale has dropped everything to visit the victims in their hospital rooms. (You can learn more about this visit here at Eonline.) My heart broke a little more when the wounded fan made sure his Red Sox cap was front and center. Many thanks to all of those involved in the Dark Knight Rises for their love and concern. Warner Bros. themselves has contributed a sizable sum of money to the relief fund.
You also can contribute at this link.