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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.
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09 Aug 2010, 00:36
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I don't see how the answer could possibly be D. C is the only answer that seems reasonable; the money the publisher earned from selling production rights has nothing at all to do with its plan to reprint the novel.
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08 Aug 2010, 20:38
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Someone please explain why D is right? If the actress says she liked the novel, does that hurt the publisher?

In this EXCEPT question, it doesn't have to HURT or WEAKEN, just not Strenthen the argument.
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08 Aug 2010, 19:58
I pick C.

Can someone explain to me why D is correct and C is not?
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08 Aug 2010, 20:11
Someone please explain why D is right? If the actress says she liked the novel, does that hurt the publisher?
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08 Aug 2010, 22:09
I also chose C as the answer. Why D?
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09 Aug 2010, 01:44
I go for C too....Experts Experts.....Experts....
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10 Aug 2010, 02:51
Hey I too went for C:

TO elaborate on why I think C is right

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 - This will definitely help strengthen the case for the publisher
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. - Obviosly shows the wisdom of bringing out a new edition
c The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio. Does not imply that the book will also be succesful, in fact its out of scope so I think C is right
d The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews. This is good publicity for the book, it may be that such publicity does not help sales but its not totally out of scope
e Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked. Same as B
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10 Aug 2010, 04:31
one more C.

how D !! .. these kind of questions kill confidence.. Please post the questions from reliable sources.. Are there no experts\instructors to guide us in this forum.

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10 Aug 2010, 06:04
C it is.

cannot be D.
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10 Aug 2010, 08:26
Can some one explain for C or D.
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10 Aug 2010, 09:04
It's D,
info from C is irrelevant, you make assumptions you don't need to make.

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10 Aug 2010, 09:12
c ..
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10 Aug 2010, 17:39
IMO : C

but this thread explains it :

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10 Aug 2010, 20:10
This is one of those UnClear Question and should never be used again. Once a question raise so much debate, it is not a good question.
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10 Aug 2010, 22:45
gautrang wrote:
This is one of those UnClear Question and should never be used again. Once a question raise so much debate, it is not a good question.

There are some questions which raise a lot of debate and are good (high level) questions for that very reason. This is not one of those questions, unless the logic here has completely eluded me. If D is genuinely the 'OA', it seems like a very poor practice question to me, more confusing than helpful to test takers. I'd be curious to see an 'official explanation' of the answer.
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13 Aug 2010, 10:14
IMO B because this option describes the situation that another novel became a best seller when a movie was made on the author and not the story of the novel. Where as the argument put forward in the question talks about making a movie on the story of the novel and not its author. Other option A, C, D & E in some or other way convey that the movie/novel are worthy.
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18 Aug 2010, 01:52
IMO A
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20 Aug 2010, 09:52
I think it is D

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20 Aug 2010, 10:34
C seems to justify the publisher's anticipation of making money off a reprint, if someone is willing to pay to make a movie out of it.
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