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# A major film studio announced the release date of a movie

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09 Jul 2010, 00:54
My choice is C.

The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio. - Has nothing to do with soundness of the publisher’s plan.

The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews. - May or may not help with soundness of the publisher’s plan. So can be eliminated.
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27 Jul 2010, 04:39
This one has not been clarified yet.
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31 Jul 2010, 22:44
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18 Aug 2010, 02:54
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I chose D as the answer . My explanation

C - This one actually supports the soundness of the plan. If the author has sold the production rights , it means that there is still some sort of demand for the novel . There is a term called "anticipated success" in the sentence which tells us that movie would be a success ( we must go by the validity of the sentence ) which could rekindle the interest in the novel among the audience. Hence this point supports the soundness of the publisher's plan

D - The actress has discussed her love for the novel in an interview - Does it mean that the audience will fall for the novel ? what if the actress is least popular or a new face and her opinion is of less importance to the people . Well this is just an assumption but atleast we can tell that this point is not going to add steel to the soundness of the plan. There is a missing point here , it is not said anywhere that the actress is a reason for the film's anticipated success . That point could have made this more interesting .

So IMO D is the answer . The actress has nothing to do with the success of the movie and will not aid the publisher's plan either .
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21 Aug 2010, 10:33
C for me as well
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22 Aug 2010, 19:55
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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

(1) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
(2)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.
(3)The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(4)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(5)Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

I go with B ..
there has been a lot of discussion on this one ...Most of the members picked C ... OA as given is D...For me it is between b and C ...but I go with B
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23 Aug 2010, 05:43
IMO C.....
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12 Sep 2010, 10:33
C should be the OA. D - actress advertised for the book which is good for the book's sale. If the publisher has already made money by selling production right, it doesn't not help to make the book a best-seller again.
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18 Sep 2010, 07:14
here is my opinion:
The conclusion here: new print of the novel during the premier week ->more profit. so we need to attack this.
C: should be the answer, how is it relevant how much did the publisher made before even thinking about publishing the new novel, he just sold the rights to movie makers and that's it.
D: we all know if answer choice supports the conclusion even 1% then it's indeed strengthening the conclusion.when are most interviews made? during the premier week or in that range, to publicize the movie, so this could actually strengthen the conclusion because more people will be watching, more people will know about the novel, hence more sales. Now this is not an extreme assumption, it's common sense so it's not out of the gmat world
someone get Tommy to shed some light into this!
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11 Nov 2010, 20:43
I too answered C on v01.

OE didn't help me understand why D is a better choice.

Can a moderator of the test provide additional explanation to OE?
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24 Dec 2010, 14:22
Need you help in here Moderators. The confusion as well as the question still remains. I chose option C in the V01 test today and came to this thread for clarification.

Seems that this Question has not been clarified for a while. Please clarify why C cannot be the answer and why D is the OA. According to me, Option C is the answer because the selling of the production rights, which is done before the shooting of the film, has nothing to do with the plan of re-publishing the book(done after the film's release) !
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23 Oct 2011, 04:48
C seems to be the most appropriate choice here. Not sure how D wins over C!
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23 Oct 2011, 20:23
+ C
The publisher`s plan is to capitalize on success of the film.
In C it simply says that the film studio buys the production rights for 200 k, it never implies anything successful about the film.
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13 Nov 2011, 00:23
Confusing .. Still unclear !
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24 Dec 2011, 09:37
After a lot discussion... What is the best answer??? C or D?
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26 Dec 2011, 05:35
ohh a banana peel for me
yes it has to be D was thinking C , but D makes sense as its not part of his plan
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28 Apr 2012, 01:45
C for me.

The historical cost is considered as a "sunk cost" in economics. It is not relevant to the future success.
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28 Apr 2012, 03:24
IMO C,

While C adds some odds that book will be popular among public, D does not affect the odds as getting royalty money from film studio to allow making of movie has no effect on the success of sales of book
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28 Apr 2012, 04:18
Can anybody tell me why A is wrong?
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06 May 2012, 10:52
ritula wrote:
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

(1) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
(2)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.
(3)The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(4)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(5)Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

The answer to this one is C.
Reason--In option D, the actress who played the lead in the film discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews, this could have resulted in a increase in sales of the novel and thus the publisher could have made profits. Thus in a way this option helps in strengthening the stem.
On the other hand if the publisher had received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio, it has nothing to do with strengthening the stem, thus in a way it is our answer.
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