This takes place shortly before Harry and Dumbledore return to Hogwarts from seeking the Horcrux in a sea cave - it is the prelude to the invasion by Death Eaters.
To me this is (by a margin) the best scene in any of the Harry Potter movies (so far); in particular for the marvellously powerful yet understated acting of Alan Rickman as Snape. If you know the back-story you will recognize that this is first-rate stuff.
Yet it ended on the cutting room floor; only being released as a cut-scene 'extra' in the 2 volume DVD.
I sometimes wonder about the competence of movie editors.
Particularly as the HBP movie was padded-out with dull 'action' sequences; and inexplicably, amazingly, failed to include the vital piece of information as to why Snape had called himself The Half Blood Prince - thereby failing to explain the movie's title.
Bruce Charlton watches Harry Potter movies???
Not the Bruce Charlton, surely ?
Nice to know Conservatives are not all psychotic, jingoistic, baby-eating trolls.
I feel much better now.
Oh this is too good to ignore...
The word verification for the post was: "retch" :)
@The Crow - I am a family man - nuff said!
But if you search 'potter' on this blog you will see several postings on the theme. Thanks to my daughter, I am a Harry convert!
But the HP books are *much* better than the movies - a different level altogether.
Agreed. My wife used to read the books to me, but we were turned right off by the movies.
I see you as a sort of political Professor Lupin :)
There are worse things to be :)
Re: Lupin - I choose to take that as a compliment!
Oh yes. Compliments are free.
Defense Against The Dark Arts.
Somebody has to do it.
Lupin had it right:
Look after yourself, and the world is looked after.
Become sane, and the world is a saner place.
Thanks for calling attention to that. It's beautiful. I think it would have strengthened the whole series.
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