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The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio. - Has nothing to do with soundness of the publisher’s plan.
The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews. - May or may not help with soundness of the publisher’s plan. So can be eliminated.
need the experts here: GMAT CLUB test verbal [#permalink]
22 Aug 2010, 18:55
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
(1) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book. (2)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. (3)The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio. (4)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews. (5)Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.
I go with B .. there has been a lot of discussion on this one ...Most of the members picked C ... OA as given is D...For me it is between b and C ...but I go with B
C should be the OA. D - actress advertised for the book which is good for the book's sale. If the publisher has already made money by selling production right, it doesn't not help to make the book a best-seller again.
here is my opinion: The conclusion here: new print of the novel during the premier week ->more profit. so we need to attack this. C: should be the answer, how is it relevant how much did the publisher made before even thinking about publishing the new novel, he just sold the rights to movie makers and that's it. D: we all know if answer choice supports the conclusion even 1% then it's indeed strengthening the conclusion.when are most interviews made? during the premier week or in that range, to publicize the movie, so this could actually strengthen the conclusion because more people will be watching, more people will know about the novel, hence more sales. Now this is not an extreme assumption, it's common sense so it's not out of the gmat world someone get Tommy to shed some light into this!
Need you help in here Moderators. The confusion as well as the question still remains. I chose option C in the V01 test today and came to this thread for clarification.
Seems that this Question has not been clarified for a while. Please clarify why Ccannot be the answer and why D is the OA. According to me, Option C is the answer because the selling of the production rights, which is done before the shooting of the film, has nothing to do with the plan of re-publishing the book(done after the film's release) !
Argument : If you love long trips, you love the GMAT. Conclusion : GMAT is long journey.
What does the author assume ? Assumption : A long journey is a long trip.
Re: A major film studio announced the release date of a movie [#permalink]
28 Apr 2012, 02:24
While C adds some odds that book will be popular among public, D does not affect the odds as getting royalty money from film studio to allow making of movie has no effect on the success of sales of book