One week ago, James Holmes committed one of the worst mass shootings in American history. When it was over, 12 people lay dead, dozens were injured and families across Colorado were shattered. Fans of “The Dark Knight Rises”, as well as the rest of America’s moviegoers, got a real life lesson in shock and fear. After tragedies like this, we can blame or point fingers, or we can rise up and pay back by replacing the bad with an abundance of good.
Hans Zimmer, who composed the score for “The Dark Knight Rises” wrote and recorded a composition he has titled, “Aurora.” Zimmer took to his Facebook page and had this to say, ““Aurora” is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds from this song will go to the Aurora Victim Relief Organization. It’s a beautiful and haunting song. It feels like a dawn rising; a new beginning where we care about each other again and heroes are as close as the theater seat next to you. A menu on the page has donations ranging from ten cents to $2,500. Every little bit helps.