Christian Bale Visits Aurora Victims in Hospital

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    I think that was really cool of him. :)
     
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    And, conveniently, hordes of cameras were there to capture this magnanimous gesture.
     
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    Exactly. Can anyone find the strange about all this? Dude walks into theater during Batman movie dressed as joker, mows down crowd with "assault weapon". Christian Bale shows up later at hospital with camera crew to visit victims, gets public pat on the back.

    This is like the reality TV of reality TV, watching reality TV.
     
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    Lol, OK, so why arent all the other actors there too if it is such an easy gimme?

    Bale deserves some credit, and I dont doubt his publicist would be considered incompetent if the cameras werent there, dont you think so too?
     
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    A true conservative can spot the cloud to every silver lining!

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    BTW, did you know that many movie critics see the batman trilogy as a conservative memed master piece?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/07/18/dark-knight-rises-review-batman-bain-ows

    But Nolan isn't simply sending out barely coded messages to conservatives. He's brought the trilogy to a close in rousing fashion, leveraging bravura set pieces meant to convey the scope of the best comic book series ever committed to film.

    http://douthat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/the-politics-of-the-dark-knight-rises/

    In addition to effectively exploring the anxieties of a civilization threatened more by nihilists and world-burners than by traditional geopolitical rivals, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is notable for being much more explicitly right-wing than almost any Hollywood blockbuster of recent memory. I had thought that some of the conservative attempts to claim 2008’s “The Dark Knight” as a brief for the Bush-era War on Terror were overdrawn, but after watching the final movie’s faux-revolutionary villain appropriate the themes and exploit the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street movement in order to launch a 21st century Reign of Terror, I don’t really think the saga’s rightward political tilt can be denied. And it’s a testament to how rarely one sees that political tilt in American cinema, I suspect, that the mere existence of conservative themes in a major summer movie has inspired extraordinary overreactions from ideologically-inclined movie writers.
     
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    Not really conveniently. Hordes of cameras follow celebrities everywhere they go. The same cameras would have been there had Bale just been using the restroom.
     
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    The cameras are ALWAYS there. They are chasing Justin Beiber down the freeway at 100 miles an hour. They descend on Starbucks. The condo buildings on the Wilshire Corridor have security enough to keep anyone from getting past the lobby. Christian Bale showed a lot of class.
     
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    Not just showing class, but more importantly to ease suffering.
     
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    Mega-bucks are riding on the promoted "block-buster" and the movers and shakers in Hollywood ain't gonna stand by and watch a shooting tragedy ruin their investment. Do you think Bale had any choice? the fact that we know about his visit is indicative of a slick Hollywood publicity stunt.
     

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