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'Dark Knight Rises' star Christian Bale visits victims of Aurora theater massacre
New York Daily News ^ | July 24, 2012 | Michael Walsh

Posted on 07/24/2012 5:22:36 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

Christian Bale, star of "The Dark Knight" trilogy, visited victims of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. on Tuesday, Warner Bros. confirmed to the Denver Post.

Bale went to Aurora to offer his condolences as an individual rather than as a spokesperson for the production company.

"Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers," said an assistant to Susan Fleishman, the executive vice president for corporate communications at Warner Bros.

Following the tragedy at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, internet campaigns emerged asking Bale to visit the town. A young woman named Emily Sanchez posted a request to one such Facebook campaign that went viral, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

"I propose we should make enough noise asking Christian Bale to visit these kids in the hospital dressed in the real Batman outfit. They need to know Heroes can be real too, not just the bad guys," Sanchez wrote.

"Words cannot express the horror that I feel," Bale said in a statement released on Saturday, "I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."

Bale arrived in an ambulance around 2 p.m., reports Fox 31 Denver.


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1 posted on 07/24/2012 5:22:39 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Who’s the cute chick on the right?


2 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: freedumb2003

you beat me to it
she’s wearing an ID badge like the other hospital employees


3 posted on 07/24/2012 5:28:21 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Vince Ferrer

Good on him.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 5:31:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer

This was mighty decent of him...something you wouldn’t expect from the glitterazi.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: freedumb2003; nascarnation

Quit eyeballin’ my wife...


6 posted on 07/24/2012 5:32:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer
Bale arrived in an ambulance around 2 p.m., reports Fox 31 Denver.

Why??

If his motives are sincere, I have to give some, imo, well deserved kudos.

7 posted on 07/24/2012 5:32:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

To avoid media attention, I assume. There are probably reporters stationed outside the hospital.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer

Nice gesture.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:38 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: freedumb2003

“Who’s the cute chick on the right?”

I was thinking/eyeing her too, before I saw Bale. But you said it loudly LOL.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:38 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: EEGator

Good point.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Good for him!


12 posted on 07/24/2012 5:43:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Vince Ferrer

A most decent thing to do. I’m sure it helped lift some spirits to have him visit during a time of unimaginabe horror.

THank you, Mr. Bale.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 5:44:42 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Thanks, I don’t have them very often.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 5:56:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer

Kudo’s to Christian Bale, but the picture should have been of him with the victims, not hospital staff.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 6:03:58 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Moved to ‘Frontpage’ - this deserves more attention.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 6:11:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Sarajevo


17 posted on 07/24/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Bale is a class act for this. Many kudos. The fact he did this on his own without any PR shows his motives were truly genuine and pure.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 6:31:14 PM PDT by eak3
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To: Vince Ferrer

Class act, I’ll tell you... even if he is a Hollywood leftist weirdo.... that was extraordinarily nice to do.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by LMControl
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To: Vince Ferrer

Thanx, VF. Those are some great pics, and they tell a lot about Christian Bales values.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:05 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: LMControl

Can’t wait to buy the dvd.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 7:31:41 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Do you think WB distanced themselves from the visit because they don’t want to be sued? Rush made a brilliant argument Monday that far more influential than guns in these sorts. Of crimes are violent films.

Hollywood is far more responsible than guns. I blame only the killer but still it would be nice to see Hollywood on the other end of these blame accusations.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 7:34:37 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Do you think WB distanced themselves from the visit because they don’t want to be sued?

It may be cynical to admit, but the first thought of every large corporation in an event like this is to CYA and limit damage. But it may also be that this was Christian Bale's idea and they didn't want to appear to step out and take any credit for it either. The first I heard from anyone associated with the film saying anything about the incident was from Bale on Saturday. I take his actions as completely sincere.

23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:45:00 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Yaelle

Sued for what? The killer didn’t see the film and besides there’s no basis for such liability.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:45:17 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Yaelle

The Brothers Warner are already being sued by one of the surviving attendees of the spectacle, I read somewhere today.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 7:47:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: eak3

“Bale is a class act for this. Many kudos. The fact he did this on his own without any PR shows his motives were truly genuine and pure.”

Class act indeed. He enjoys my respect as scant few actors ever will!


26 posted on 07/24/2012 8:35:40 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

His actions make me pleased and I have always enjoyed his work. It is especially nice to have a movie star in the news doing good.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 8:52:23 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: Vince Ferrer

May he be blessed for his kindness to these hurting folks.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 9:04:42 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“I take his actions as completely sincere.”

Agreed, and I agree with you about the studio.

It’s getting bad in our society, a person can’t even do a good, kindly thing without having their motivations questioned.

Let’s face it, he and the movie studio and the director, etc. are victims of a lesser sort too. Their movie will be forever associated with the heinous crime. Some people may find that titillating, but I’m pretty sure those actually involved with the movie find it repugnant.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 9:49:03 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Sarajevo; Vince Ferrer; All

Wow, great story and great pictures. He sounds like a stand-up guy.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 10:43:08 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: jocon307

“It’s getting bad in our society, a person can’t even do a good, kindly thing without having their motivations questioned.”
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That is for sure. It is sad.


31 posted on 07/24/2012 10:45:42 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Agreed. I definitely believe that Bale was struck by this horror and wanted to immediately help any way he could, but I found it I treating that WB piped up verbally in an official “not affiliated” statement. I think they were performing a CYA.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 11:48:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Borges

Anyone can sue for anything. Maybe the previous films in this trilogy influenced this killer.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 11:50:20 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Vince Ferrer

Thank you for this thread. I knew Christian would personally
come to Aurora to console everyone. I’ve never seen the
Batman films but I loved him in Little Women...(yikes, 1994).


34 posted on 07/24/2012 11:59:09 PM PDT by stpio (,)
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To: Yaelle

excellent post

did u see the Hurt letter on Drudge

cogent read


35 posted on 07/25/2012 12:11:16 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Good for Bale this was a class thing to do. If his real life character matches that of his film persona Batman then all the better.


36 posted on 07/25/2012 4:57:40 AM PDT by WilliamRobert
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....I am a Balehead and have seen just about every film he has been in and now own them in my personal DVD/Blueray collection....I am glad that he and his wife visited as I was confident that he would.


37 posted on 07/25/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Free, Black, Conservative and Proud)
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To: Admin Moderator
Moved to ‘Frontpage’ - this deserves more attention.

It sure does...dinnertime bump

38 posted on 07/25/2012 2:48:44 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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