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

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21 Aug 2010, 10:28
Yup ! I will do that if I am in the publisher's place.

D has no bearing on the money making stuff.

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C seems to justify the publisher's anticipation of making money off a reprint, if someone is willing to pay to make a movie out of it.

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27 Aug 2010, 14:15
picking D
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09 Sep 2010, 00:49
One more for C...don't get why it would be D since they are asking how the publisher is going to capitalize on the release not on the making of the film
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30 Jul 2012, 10:20
thank you ianstewart for clearing the doubts. here's the analysis of another expert (veritas) who also thinks that C is the ans.

"C--Receiving money for the film rights has no bearing on the success of the rereleased novel. "
http://www.beatthegmat.com/major-film-s ... 11003.html
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31 Jul 2012, 03:44
a The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book. - Strengthens the arguement - Incorrect
b 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. - Strengthens the arguement - Incorrect
c The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio. - The publisher has already profited by selling the rights to the film studio. May or may not be a profitable choice
d The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews. - May help boost the book sales - Strengthens the arguement. - Incorrect
e Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked. - Strengthens the arguement - Incorrect
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31 Jul 2012, 12:36
ulm wrote:
It's D,
info from C is irrelevant, you make assumptions you don't need to make.
The producer received money, it means he has already capitalized.

totally agree with ulm.

we're looking at an option that has nothing to do with the financial goodness of the plan.
in option C, financial gain is already made as he's received an advance amount.

in option D, what if the lead actress of the film is not liked by the public and anything that she states always creates some sort of controversy?
in that case, her statement would not be good for the publisher, right?
so the lead actress praising or criticizing the book doesn't make a difference. more likely she's claiming it to be her favourite book as part of the film's promotional strategy, such that people who have read the book would come and watch the movie.
it does no good to the publisher.
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20 Dec 2013, 01:59
Hi All,

I agree with the majority of comments that it should be C.

The fact that the publisher got paid upfront for it has nothing to do with the plans for the publisher to capitalise on the success of the film - he has already been paid so the that does not involve the success of the yet to be released film (assuming "success" means box office taking or some other metric which can only be determined after the film is made or released). Therefore C does not support the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film.

With regards to answer D, that would support the publisher's plan. If the film is the success more people are likely to become aware of the actresses comments and more people are likely to take her comments about the book as a recommendation and buy the book. Yes, that includes some assumptions, but so do all the other answers. i.e. How can you determine stamping the words "Now a major motion picture" will support the soundness of the publisher’s plan, unless you assume that it will lead to more sales.

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13 Dec 2014, 05:46
Experts please comment why the OA is option D when option C seems very valid choice. I need a clear explanation as to why option C is not correct and why option D is ...Till now in this forum I have got all my doubts cleared. hope same happens for this one as well.
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