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In the movie "The Big Date," released in 2004,

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In the movie "The Big Date," released in 2004, [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 07:33
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In the movie "The Big Date," released in 2004, there is a scene that is virtually identical to a scene in "Robber Barron," which was made in 1986. The scene is so unique that it is highly unlikely that the similarity is mere coincidence. Therefore, it is probable that the makers of "The Big Date" saw "Robber Barron."

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?

    A third movie that was probably seen by both the makers of "The Big Date" and "Robber Barron" was made in 1960 and contained essentially the same scene.

    "The Big Date" is a comedy, whereas "Robber Barron" is a drama.

    Both movies were released only in the United States.

    The scene in "Robber Barron" was also included in the play and novel from which the movie was adapted.

    According to critics, "The Big Date" was a far better movie than "Robber Barron" and contained many innovative scenes.

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.............why not .
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Re: CR-Weaken Q [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 09:11
The argument actually says that scene from The Big Date that was released in 2004 was copied from Robber Barron that was made in 1986

If we can show that both the movies were influenced by the third movie the argument would be weakened.

And that what precisely the choice A does

Although choice D gives some information about Robber Barron, it does not reveal any information about Big Date. With out the information on Big Date, it would be hard to weaken the argument
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Re: CR-Weaken Q [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 09:22
To add, D does not tell us the maker of Big Date actually read the novel or not.
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Re: CR-Weaken Q [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2009, 21:31
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Since inspiration might have come from a different source, choice A undermines the author's assertion. As Economist has already mentioned, option D has no direct relationship with the makers of "Big Date."
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Re: CR-Weaken Q [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2009, 05:15
A and D are pretty close.. the explanations provided are convincing, as the test taker tends to assume that the 2004 movie maker read that novel, whereas this is not explicitly stated in option D.. Agree with A
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Re: In the movie "The Big Date," released in 2004, [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 16:48
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In the movie "The Big Date," released in 2004, there is a scene that is virtually identical to a scene in "Robber Barron," which was made in 1986. The scene is so unique that it is highly unlikely that the similarity is mere coincidence. Therefore, it is probable that the makers of "The Big Date" saw "Robber Barron."

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?

    A third movie that was probably seen by both the makers of "The Big Date" and "Robber Barron" was made in 1960 and contained essentially the same scene.

    "The Big Date" is a comedy, whereas "Robber Barron" is a drama.

    Both movies were released only in the United States.

    The scene in "Robber Barron" was also included in the play and novel from which the movie was adapted.

    According to critics, "The Big Date" was a far better movie than "Robber Barron" and contained many innovative scenes.

OA......
[Reveal] Spoiler:
...A.
.............why not .
[Reveal] Spoiler:
...D....
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1) Similar scene in both movies
2) unique scene
Conclusion: Maker of one movie saw the other movie.
Assumptions: Both movies are from the same genre; Both makers did not steal or copy from other possible source.
"A" seems to address the second assumptions and weaken the argument.
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Re: In the movie "The Big Date," released in 2004, [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 08:06
I too marked D instead of A.

But it seems the correct choice is A here.
D points out that the scene was included in the play/novel...Ok, the word play here makes it confusing as the scene is visible in case of play but not in novel...
But A directly talks about movies, 3 movies which have similar scenes. So choice A looks better than C.
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