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The Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan issues statement on US shooting

The Dark Knight Rises

Story by Jack Foley

CHRISTOPHER Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight Rises, has issued a statement in reaction to the shooting tragedy at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, that has left 12 people dead and 59 injured.

Nolan said: “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.”