HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: PRAYERS FOR AURORA COLORADO

21 Jul

In light of the tragic event, where 12 moviegoers were killed and 50 wounded after a gunmen opened fire during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado on Friday, July 20th, 2012. LinkedinHollywood wanted to pay special tribute and pray for all the victims who attended the film in Aurora on Friday.  This special edition will cover Christopher Nolan and Michael Moore’s response to the tragedy. Plus we will look into how movie theaters are increasing  security around the country.

SIGNIFICANT STORIES:

  • CHRISTOPHER NOLAN: MESSAGE TO AURORA
  • MICHAEL MOORE: STATEMENT ABOUT AURORA SHOOTING
  • HOW MOVIE THEATERS ARE INCREASING SECURITY

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN: MESSAGE TO AURORA

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 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.”

MICHAEL MOORE: STATEMENT ABOUT AURORA SHOOTING 

Having spent much time in the Aurora/Denver/Littleton area over the 
years, I am too sad about this most recent tragedy to comment 
at the moment, other than to say this:

I fear anthropologists and historians will look back on us and simply 
say we were a violent nation, at home and abroad, but in due time 
human decency won out and the violence ceased, but not before 
many, many more died and the world had had its fill of us.

“Thoughts, prayers, and whatever comfort can be found for the victims 
and their families…” – Michael Moore

MOVIE THEATERS BEEF UP SECURITY


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5 Responses to “HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: PRAYERS FOR AURORA COLORADO”

  1. littlebells July 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM #

    I’ve been crying all morning reading about the victims. It is a testament to how we need to build a strong spiritual foundation and have a positive connection to the world.

    • littlebells July 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM #

      I also wanted to add how we have no idea how we are going to leave this world. We need to actively strive to be our best each day and cast our fear aside.

      As for security, I think we should have it increased where we are protected but we don’t feel caged in.

    • Open Book July 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM #

      ITA LB!

  2. Comic Relief July 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM #

    I wish I understood where the country is headed?

  3. Open Book July 21, 2012 at 4:02 PM #

    Here’s Obama’s statement about shooting

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