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# A film is more likely to have a complex storyline when it is directed

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A film is more likely to have a complex storyline when it is directed by a director who has won an Academy Award. Regardless of the awards won by the director, a film with a complex storyline is more likely to do badly at the box-office than a film with a story-line that is not complex. Since other causes of poor box-office performance are not related to the awards won by the director, there must be more films with poor box-office collections with Academy Award-winning directors than with directors who have not won any Academy Awards.

The argument above is most vulnerable to which one of the following criticisms?

A. It ignores the fact that a film that does not do well on the box-office may eventually do well when broadcasted on TV.
B. It fails to consider a scenario in which the number of films directed by directors who have not won Academy Awards is significantly more than that directed by directors who
C. It identifies one aspect of the films as the sole determinant of their box office performance without considering other possible aspects.
D. It fails to consider a scenario in which directors may be aware of the fact that a complex storyline may not translate into a successful box-office collection.
E. It fails to factor in the number of films with poor box-office collections that were directed by Academy Award-winning directors and that ultimately won critical acclaim.

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10 Jan 2019, 12:58
Imo B

Conclusion:there must be more films with poor box-office collections with Academy Award-winning directors than with directors who have not won any Academy Awards.

Prethink:if the number of poor film is not related to the award or complexity by director

There could be a scenario where number of films produced and failed by non award winning directors are more ....than by award winning director

A. It ignores the fact that a film that does not do well on the box-office may eventually do well when broadcasted on TV.---irrelevant
B. It fails to consider a scenario in which the number of films directed by directors who have not won Academy Awards is significantly more than that directed by directors who

C. It identifies one aspect of the films as the sole determinant of their box office performance without considering other possible aspects.--irrelevant

D. It fails to consider a scenario in which directors may be aware of the fact that a complex storyline may not translate into a successful box-office collection.----correct

E. It fails to factor in the number of films with poor box-office collections that were directed by Academy Award-winning directors and that ultimately won critical acclaim---irrelevant

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11 Jan 2019, 01:16
Please elaborate on B. I'm unable to relate B with the comclusion.

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11 Jan 2019, 08:02
Hi

Can you please elaborate on the option
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11 Jan 2019, 11:19
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Can you please elaborate on the option

A. It ignores the fact that a film that does not do well on the box-office may eventually do well when broadcasted on TV.----Wrong, Passage no where states or mentions the ootuput related to TV, in the passage we are just concerned with number of films released and income from BOX office collection.

B. It fails to consider a scenario in which the number of films directed by directors who have not won Academy Awards is significantly more than that directed by directors who have won Academy Awards.----Correct, it states that the number of films which were produced by NON academy award winners is more THAN the number of movies made by the director who have won academy awards.

If the above statement is true, than the conclusion : there must be more films with poor box-office collections with Academy Award-winning directors than with directors who have not won any Academy Awards. FALLS

C. It identifies one aspect of the films as the sole determinant of their box office performance without considering other possible aspects.---Wrong, we are not concerned with factors to determing box office performance, INSTEAD we are concerned with the number of films made by direcotrs who have won awards and who have not won awards

D. It fails to consider a scenario in which directors may be aware of the fact that a complex storyline may not translate into a successful box-office collection.----Wrong, premise already states that directors made movie ,which could translate to successful or failure irrespective of the movie being made by the Director who have award or who does not have award

E. It fails to factor in the number of films with poor box-office collections that were directed by Academy Award-winning directors and that ultimately won critical acclaim.---wrong, please note we are just concerned with conclusion and not the other details.
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Please elaborate on B. I'm unable to relate B with the comclusion.

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B. It fails to consider a scenario in which the number of films directed by directors who have not won Academy Awards is significantly more than that directed by directors who have won Academy Awards.----Correct, it states that the number of films which were produced by NON academy award winners is more THAN the number of movies made by the director who have won academy awards.

If the above statement is true, than the conclusion : there must be more films with poor box-office collections with Academy Award-winning directors than with directors who have not won any Academy Awards. FALLS
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16 Jan 2019, 08:32
Experts can you explain the approach . I am still confused what we need to prethink in this scenario
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