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# A major film studio announced the release date of a movie

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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

A) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
B) Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.
C) The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
D) The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
E) Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

I am not convinced with the OA. Would like to know what other people think about it
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06 Dec 2010, 14:36
I personally think C should be the answer. D in fact strengthens the answer, although mildly. C is more neutral/indifferent than D in supporting the answer.
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06 Dec 2010, 15:05
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It's been discussed.

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Questionable OA in my opinion.
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06 Dec 2010, 15:13
Thanks USCTrojan2006 for the pointer. Its a debatable OA to say the least and perhaps should be either removed from the test or modified to remove the ambiguity or the test makers should explain the answer more clearly.
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06 Dec 2010, 15:15
What is the source of the Q anyway?

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Thanks USCTrojan2006 for the pointer. Its a debatable OA to say the least and perhaps should be either removed from the test or modified to remove the ambiguity or the test makers should explain the answer more clearly.
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06 Dec 2010, 15:17
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07 Dec 2010, 09:29
I also think that D is wrong since it supports the publisher's plan.
=> answer C, in my opinion
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07 Dec 2010, 09:45
Shall we write to the test maker?

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I also think that D is wrong since it supports the publisher's plan.
=> answer C, in my opinion
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07 Dec 2010, 10:16
I think the answer is C.
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05 Sep 2011, 11:49
even i chose C

my take

C: The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio

- So what? this argument talks about soundness of the author's plan to capitalize on the success of the film by re-printing an already forgotten print. The author earned 200k for selling the production rights, not the publishing rights... so infact the idea may not be sound since he is having to invest in the publication of the book (200k - publishing ) ( which has no guarantee that people will show interest in it)

D : The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews

- When a beautiful actress vouches for the book , it will sure cause interest in the people and people may want to read the book themselves to see what the book offers on the actresses suggestion!!
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05 Sep 2011, 21:54
+1 for C
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05 Sep 2011, 22:02
+1 for C. D doesn't make sense!
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05 Sep 2011, 23:42
D is correct: the soundness of the publisher's plan is to capitalize on the success of the movie not on the novel. Though the statement looks really good to be the right choice!
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06 Sep 2011, 01:46
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D is correct: the soundness of the publisher's plan is to capitalize on the success of the movie not on the novel. Though the statement looks really good to be the right choice!

Bidmanager.. can u elucidate on why D should be the answer??

i believe the conclusion is
"Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres"

the question is.. ok he got some money... for selling rights... and in D it is no where written that his rights amount will be proportional to the film's success..

so even if the film succeeds or flops miserable, he already got 200k - (1)

next imagine this situation... if he is puts the 200k in printing books and the film flops miserably and noody buys his books,
he loses his money and his books are not purchased... so isnt it loss to the author?
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06 Sep 2011, 02:14
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bidmanager wrote:
D is correct: the soundness of the publisher's plan is to capitalize on the success of the movie not on the novel. Though the statement looks really good to be the right choice!

Bidmanager.. can u elucidate on why D should be the answer??

i believe the conclusion is
"Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres"

the question is.. ok he got some money... for selling rights... and in D it is no where written that his rights amount will be proportional to the film's success..

so even if the film succeeds or flops miserable, he already got 200k - (1)

next imagine this situation... if he is puts the 200k in printing books and the film flops miserably and noody buys his books,
he loses his money and his books are not purchased... so isnt it loss to the author?

D says that "The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews." Here if the actress would have discussed about her role in the movie/or the movie then it would have been profitable to the author as the success of the movie is proportionately related to the publisher publishing the book. The publisher is going to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie, not the book. The success of the publisher's plans depends on the success of the movie.
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07 Sep 2011, 18:50
nitesh108 wrote:
A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

A) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
B) Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.
C) The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
D) The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
E) Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

I am not convinced with the OA. Would like to know what other people think about it

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08 Sep 2011, 10:43
nitesh108 wrote:
A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

A) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
B) Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.
C) The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
D) The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
E) Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

I am not convinced with the OA. Would like to know what other people think about it

It's either got to be D or A.
D states about the actress talking about the novel which kinda makes it absurd, and also A, wherein it talks about the book's cover.
But I would go with D.
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