I borrowed this picture two days ago from Maryann Johanson, blogger and professional film and series critic (and geek just like me) which I like very much and follow always with interest, taken in Leicester Square in London, to celebrate that in the rest of the World, but not in Italy, yesterday was going to be out in the cinemas the last chapter of the Nolan-Bale Batman Trilogy , the long awaited and hyped The Dark Knight Rises.
Now I decided to put it anyway, to commemorate in some way the lives of so many innocent people that were ended at the hand of a truly sick person, a psycho … I don’t know how to describe it, during the shooting at the friday midnight premiere of the movie in Aurora, Colorado.
I’m really sad and speachless for this senseless act of violence and I’d like to end this post with the words of the director of the movie, Christopher Nolan, commenting a tragedy that struck everyone of us as humain being before than moviegoers:
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.