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Film Critic: The actors in the recently released movie, [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 19:17
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Film Critic: The actors in the recently released movie, Faraway Isle, perform their roles in a style intended by the film’s director to be reminiscent of the early “talkies”(movies made shortly after the technology necessary to add sound was first available).Some have noted that the actors in Faraway Isle gesture and inflect in a noticeably overstated manner generally reserved for live theater, but actors from the “talkies” were directed to provide similarly overstated performances.

The statements above, if true, best serve as a part of which pf the following arguments?

a) The overstated performances in Faraway Isle result from a preference for live theater among several actors in the film.
b) The director of Faraway Isle must have suggested that the actors in the film model their performances after those of live theater.
c) The director of Faraway Isle intended for the early “talkies” to be reminiscent of live theater performances.
d) The overstated performance of the actors on Faraway Isle do not provide evidence against the director’s stated intentions.
e) Faraway Isle was one of the earliest movies made with sound.
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 20:13
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Film Critic: The actors in the recently released movie, Faraway Isle, perform their roles in a style intended by the film’s director to be reminiscent of the early “talkies”(movies made shortly after the technology necessary to add sound was first available).Some have noted that the actors in Faraway Isle gesture and inflect in a noticeably overstated manner generally reserved for live theater, but actors from the “talkies” were directed to provide similarly overstated performances.

The statements above, if true, best serve as a part of which pf the following arguments?

a) The overstated performances in Faraway Isle result from a preference for live theater among several actors in the film.
b) The director of Faraway Isle must have suggested that the actors in the film model their performances after those of live theater.
c) The director of Faraway Isle intended for the early “talkies” to be reminiscent of live theater performances.
d) The overstated performance of the actors on Faraway Isle do not provide evidence against the director’s stated intentions.
e) Faraway Isle was one of the earliest movies made with sound.


I vote for option B. Since this is the only statement that could fit in along with the stimulus.

Option A -- Talks about preference among several actors which is not present in the stimulus.
Option C -- Talks about the early "talkies" however the stimulus is specifically about one of the recently released movie.
Option D -- This is a contradictory statement since in several part of the stimulus there are indications of the director's intention to have overstated performance.
Option E -- Incorrect. First line in the stimulus says that it is a recently released movie.
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 20:23
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Film Critic: The actors in the recently released movie, Faraway Isle, perform their roles in a style intended by the film’s director to be reminiscent of the early “talkies”(movies made shortly after the technology necessary to add sound was first available).Some have noted that the actors in Faraway Isle gesture and inflect in a noticeably overstated manner generally reserved for live theater, but actors from the “talkies” were directed to provide similarly overstated performances.

The statements above, if true, best serve as a part of which pf the following arguments?

a) The overstated performances in Faraway Isle result from a preference for live theater among several actors in the film.
b) The director of Faraway Isle must have suggested that the actors in the film model their performances after those of live theater.
c) The director of Faraway Isle intended for the early “talkies” to be reminiscent of live theater performances.
d) The overstated performance of the actors on Faraway Isle do not provide evidence against the director’s stated intentions.
e) Faraway Isle was one of the earliest movies made with sound.


Ok. basically the actors needs to act like "talkies" from back when but they seem to overstate when performing BUT it seems the director "told them to". So lets find answer.
a. passage never said actors preference.
b. Seems true BUT we are not sure if that is the real intention
c. not sure if that is true.
d. Yes! basically the actors acted live theaterish but it is by the direction of the director so no harm no foil.
e. irrelevant
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 20:28
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Film Critic: The actors in the recently released movie, Faraway Isle, perform their roles in a style intended by the film’s director to be reminiscent of the early “talkies”(movies made shortly after the technology necessary to add sound was first available).Some have noted that the actors in Faraway Isle gesture and inflect in a noticeably overstated manner generally reserved for live theater, but actors from the “talkies” were directed to provide similarly overstated performances.

The statements above, if true, best serve as a part of which pf the following arguments?

a) The overstated performances in Faraway Isle result from a preference for live theater among several actors in the film.
b) The director of Faraway Isle must have suggested that the actors in the film model their performances after those of live theater.
c) The director of Faraway Isle intended for the early “talkies” to be reminiscent of live theater performances.
d) The overstated performance of the actors on Faraway Isle do not provide evidence against the director’s stated intentions.
e) Faraway Isle was one of the earliest movies made with sound.


Ok. basically the actors needs to act like "talkies" from back when but they seem to overstate when performing BUT it seems the director "told them to". So lets find answer.
a. passage never said actors preference.
b. Seems true BUT we are not sure if that is the real intention
c. not sure if that is true.
d. Yes! basically the actors acted live theaterish but it is by the direction of the director so no harm no foil.
e. irrelevant


If I understood your preference of the answer choice correctly, you seem to side with option D. However there is a premise in the stimulus that says "The actors in the recently released movie, Faraway Isle, perform their roles in a style intended by the film’s director to be reminiscent of the early “talkies”".

Shouldn't we consider this?????
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IMO: D Actor did his roal as intended by director,so The overstated performance of the actors on Faraway Isle do not provide evidence against the director’s stated intentions.
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 23:05
I go with B ...
director wanted the actors to portray acting done in "talkies" --------> talkies reprsented theatres -------> director wanted his actor to perform like performance of theatre artists !
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 02:48
IMO B.
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 07:33
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 08:22
I go with B....OA please?...Good question that!
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yea OA please. seems split B/D...
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 18:17
OA is D.Kudos to shaselai,varun.
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 18:18
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 20:48
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Hope all enjoyed the question.:)


Yes we did. It is great to not post the OA in the very first post itself -- Promotes healthy discussion and brings out different viewpoints to the table. Keep posting such good questions.
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Re: Film Critic... [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 01:19
Rightly said ezhilkumarank.
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