Deleted Scenes from Half-Blood Prince

WHY oh WHY did Yates delete the "In Noctem" sequence? "In Noctem" begins about 3:25. That's the name of piece on the soundtrack, and I just don't understand why it was deleted from the film. It would have added so much depth.
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"In Noctem" is available on iTunes for $1.29 to download, which I did, along with Dumbledore's Farewell.

These are the lyrics:

Carry my soul into the night.
May the stars guide my way.
I glory in the sight,
As darkness takes the day.

Ferte in noctem anima meam
Illustre stellae via meam.
Aspectu illo glorior
Dum capit nox diem.

Cantate vitae canticum
Sine dolore actae
Dicite eis quos amabam
Me numquam obliturum

Sing a song, a song of life
Made without regret
Tell the ones,
the ones I loved
I never will forget
Never will forget.
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magic18 said:
they shouldn't have deleted half of thsoe scenes!!
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magic18 said:
cool song^^
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It's so much more profound when you realize that when Severus lifts his eyes to the Heavens, as if he's asking for forgiveness, the lyrics are "sing a song, a song of life, made without regret".
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I totally agree with you BlackHound. Kept thinking this since I've seen these gems on YouTube months ago. They could have kept the whole bits - what are 6:38 minutes more when you can add more intensity and beauty to the movie ?

The In Noctem scene should have been kept. It added a deeper intensity to what was to come. Plus the song is just gorgeous. I sang it a capella at my mother's funerals (along with Amazing Grace).

Alan's acting leaves me speechless. He can convey so many feelings even without uttering a single word. His face, his eyes are so expressive. If there was one single bit to keep, a few seconds, I would have kept these. Yes, looks like he's asking for forgiveness. "OMG, I'm going to kill the only person that still trusts me in the whole damn world !" Even if it is a mercy killing, Severus knows he's entering a dark tunnel with that single deed - a dark tunnel he won't see the end.
posted over a year ago.