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Mike Schilling

The scene from the book I missed came after Dumbledore's fall. Harry was chasing Snape, trying to fight with him, but Snape, rather than really fighting back, was teaching Harry how to duel with a skilled wizard. It was a rough lesson, and all Harry could tell was that Snape was beating him badly, but that scene made it clear even before the revelations of The Deathly Hallows which side Snape was on (if not why.)


Oliver's right: that's a pretty important 89 seconds to have left on the cutting room floor. As a movie-not-book guy, I call this reasonably huge.

Kevin Wolf

The obvious question is whether a longer cut will be released on DVD.


Rickman is a master. This reminded me of the scene where Col. Brandon falls in love with Mary Anne in Sense and Sensibility; it takes only a few seconds, and he never even moves, but his eyes tell everything.

Thanks for posting it. It would have made the movie better, for sure, but the movie was so bad that nearly anything would have been an improvement.

Shawn McDonald

Back when I worked in television we shot with a consideration for the WORST television that might play our commercials. We were obsessed with the 5% "safe zone" around the edge of the frame, that which may get eaten by an overlarge bezel on a crappy Japanese TV (back when there was still such a thing as an American made television).

There was always a wave form monitor and vectorscope a few feet away from the camera so the cameraman knew there was enough light in the scene to make an ancient black and white cough up the images.

Now... I swear to my God they film movies while watching a brand-new-out-of-the-box flatscreen monitor with fresh luma. I know I'm getting old, but the cussing shots run so dark these days I can't see a damn thing.

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