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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.

Looking for some expert comments on choice C and D. I'm not convinced with OE.
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Re: GC test CR- A major film studio [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 18:59
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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.

Looking for some expert comments on choice C and D. I'm not convinced with OE.


What is the publisher's plan? Print a new edition - make it hit the stands the week the movie premieres.

What doesn't support the success of the plan?

(C)The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
How will this make his plan successful? He received some money when he sold the production rights to the film studio. It's all done and dusted. It has nothing to do with his plan of printing and selling the book.

(D)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
This helps his plan. This will create more hype for the novel. He will possibly sell more books. Whether it will actually help or not, we don't know. It certainly does support the plan of cashing in on the success of the movie.
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Re: GC test CR- A major film studio [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 19:06
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Vips0000 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.

Looking for some expert comments on choice C and D. I'm not convinced with OE.


What is the publisher's plan? Print a new edition - make it hit the stands the week the movie premieres.

What doesn't support the success of the plan?

(C)The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
How will this make his plan successful? He received some money when he sold the production rights to the film studio. It's all done and dusted. It has nothing to do with his plan of printing and selling the book.

(D)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
This helps his plan. This will create more hype for the novel. He will possibly sell more books. Whether it will actually help or not, we don't know. It certainly does support the plan of cashing in on the success of the movie.


Thats right. so it must be C?
so you too do not agree with OA D..

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'C' :- The fact that the publisher has already received a form of profit from the link of novel and movie supports the soundness of the plan.
'D' :- Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan.

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Re: GC test CR- A major film studio [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 19:26
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Thats right. so it must be C?
so you too do not agree with OA D..

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
'C' :- The fact that the publisher has already received a form of profit from the link of novel and movie supports the soundness of the plan.
'D' :- Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan.


Yes, (C) has no bearing on the plan. It must be (C)
We can easily argue that option (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.' may also add interest in the eyes of the public; it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan. Similarly, (B) and (E) talk about other books and movies. We don't know whether this book will follow that precedent.
All the options only give more hope to the publisher as does (D). (C) doesn't.
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Re: GC test CR- A major film studio [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 19:38
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Vips0000 wrote:
Thats right. so it must be C?
so you too do not agree with OA D..

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
'C' :- The fact that the publisher has already received a form of profit from the link of novel and movie supports the soundness of the plan.
'D' :- Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan.


Yes, (C) has no bearing on the plan. It must be (C)
We can easily argue that option (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.' may also add interest in the eyes of the public; it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan. Similarly, (B) and (E) talk about other books and movies. We don't know whether this book will follow that precedent.
All the options only give more hope to the publisher as does (D). (C) doesn't.


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Re: GC test CR- A major film studio [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 08:36
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
Vips0000 wrote:
Thats right. so it must be C?
so you too do not agree with OA D..

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
'C' :- The fact that the publisher has already received a form of profit from the link of novel and movie supports the soundness of the plan.
'D' :- Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan.


Yes, (C) has no bearing on the plan. It must be (C)
We can easily argue that option (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.' may also add interest in the eyes of the public; it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan. Similarly, (B) and (E) talk about other books and movies. We don't know whether this book will follow that precedent.
All the options only give more hope to the publisher as does (D). (C) doesn't.


This is GMAT Club verbal test question.
Verbal forum mods? GC team members? need to update OA and OE for this?


This question has been hotly debated in the past (a-major-film-studio-announced-the-release-date-of-a-movie-81977.html?fl=similar) and no solid conclusion has come as of yet (that I know of). That said, I agree with Karishma that the correct answer is C - my reasoning was very similar.
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Re: GC test CR- A major film studio [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 09:03
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This question has been hotly debated in the past (a-major-film-studio-announced-the-release-date-of-a-movie-81977.html?fl=similar) and no solid conclusion has come as of yet (that I know of). That said, I agree with Karishma that the correct answer is C - my reasoning was very similar.


Great! so my doubt that OA is incorrect is further strengthened.
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