BATMAN: The Dark Knight Rises Has Arrived

and some pysychopath has shot and killed 14 people, leaving 50 people wounded at a midnight screening in Denver. Read more details here:

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21118201/unknown-number-people-shot-at-aurora-movie-theater

Yesterday I was in a bar and Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman came on the tv screen on silent. I was so mesmerised by this (one of my all time favourite films that I feel had a massive impact on who I am today) that I didn’t talk to my cohorts for some. So today I think before we get too carried away with the new film and the arrogant swine that is Christopher Nolan we should remember some other representations of Batman that are arguably just as good or better: including the Adam West 1966 TV series, Tim Burton’s Batman’s and Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy (not the film).

On top of this, let’s remember those that got shot, their only crime being so excited about the film they went to a midnight screening. Horrible!

Ps here are the Nolan’s words on the tragedy:

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.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/christopher-nolan-speaks-about-tragedy/