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

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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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14 Jul 2012, 23:41
".... 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."

The publisher who is going to print a new edition the same of the film premier , wants the film to succeed and this can be more supported only if he is getting some incentive / benefit for doing so.

We need to find an OA which could tell what can benefit him- except !

(4)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.

(4) wins because it never hurts the argument that the publisher is getting benefited for promoting film by making new prints of the bestseller book.
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05 Jul 2014, 06:51
I fail to understand why D is the answer. It clearly indicates that publicity of the book has happened by virtue of an actress supporting it. I find B to be a bit shaky because it talks about a book on the author and not the actual book. So it is a bit irrelevant COMPARATIVELY. In other words , I might be interested in reading Jurrasic Park novel after the movie but a biography of Michael Crichton ( author) might not enthuse me at the moment
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12 Jul 2014, 11:12
Hi,

I have been facing the same issue while trying to understand why C is incorrect. Anyhow, the OE goes like this:

Which one does not support the soundness of the publisher’s plan? The publisher hopes the film will renew demand for the out-of-print novel and plans to supply a new edition to meet that demand. The soundness of this plan can be supported by evidence that films have previously created demand for the novels on which they are based, and also by any agreements the publisher has already made with the film studio. Opinions of participants in film production, however, have no direct bearing on the soundness of the plan.

The publisher has made an agreement with the film studio that links the movie with the book, thereby supporting the soundness of the plan.

This piece of evidence supports the soundness of the plan by proving that the link the publisher intends to make between book and film has previously been successful.

The fact that the publisher has already received a form of profit from the link of novel and movie supports the soundness of the plan.

Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan.

Proof that a popular film can increase sales of the book on which it is based supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan

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24 Sep 2014, 18:21
OE as mentioned above "Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan." says that option D is correct....The OE does not make any sense...Maybe the publisher did not plan the actress's testimony, but how does it not support his plan...it definitely adds to/supports the plan...IMO 'C' it is!
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02 Oct 2014, 03:43
Supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan = "Relevance to the publisher"
C: Publisher received profit -> Relevant to Publisher
D: Actress's interest to novel -> Good for the film -> But, irrelevant to Publisher -> Answer
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06 Nov 2014, 01:47
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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 .

There is a word for this: Promotion. The actress is not only promoting the movie but also the novel, which she loves. Hence, all this in a way contributes to the success plan of the new edition. D cannot be the answer.
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