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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

The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
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.
The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spik
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29 Aug 2009, 09:05
IMO C
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30 Aug 2009, 08:19
IMO C as this option is not contributing the soudness of business strtegy
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30 Aug 2009, 10:39
Should be D.

C actually helps the cause of the movie, while D is irrelevant.
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30 Aug 2009, 10:45
sher676 wrote:
Should be D.

C actually helps the cause of the movie, while D is irrelevant.

Since C helps the cause of the movie, it is the only exception.

In D, if the st. is true it creates an interest for the novel, hence more publicity, and in turn higher probability of capitalizing on the success of the movie.
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30 Aug 2009, 12:02
Jivana wrote:
sher676 wrote:
Should be D.

C actually helps the cause of the movie, while D is irrelevant.

Since C helps the cause of the movie, it is the only exception.

In D, if the st. is true it creates an interest for the novel, hence more publicity, and in turn higher probability of capitalizing on the success of the movie.

We are trying to find the one that helps the argument EXCEPT.

C provides a stronger causation than D. For D to be true you have to assume that actress' involvement will be benefit to the movie, which may or may not be true.
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30 Aug 2009, 14:48
I think it should be C since the money the author received does not directly help in ensuring the success of his new edition release. D helps since the actress' testimonial will spike audience interest hence increase chances of people buying the book. This is quite realistic as well. New editions are always released when movie adaptations are done. e.g., the time traveller's wife, the kite runner, etc.

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30 Aug 2009, 22:40
OA d ...but to me also its appearing as if it is favouring
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31 Aug 2009, 00:00
sher676 wrote:
Should be D.

C actually helps the cause of the movie, while D is irrelevant.

how does C help? kindly explain, thanks.
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31 Aug 2009, 01:10
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Should be D.

C actually helps the cause of the movie, while D is irrelevant.

how does C help? kindly explain, thanks.

Yeah, how does C help? And why is D irrelevant?
What's the source of the passage please
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31 Aug 2009, 04:41
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