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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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I think it is D

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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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New post 21 Aug 2010, 09:28
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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New post 21 Aug 2010, 09:33
C for me as well
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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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IMO C.....
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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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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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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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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

(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.
(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.
(C) The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(D) The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(E) Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

I disagree with the OA.

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I believe it should be C. The fact that the publisher received money for selling the production rights to the studio is completely irrelevant to whether the publisher's plan to re-publish the book alongside the movie is sound. On the other hand, the fact that the lead actress in the film talks about her love for the novel in interviews will provide inherent advertising for the book, and will naturally lead to people purchasing it. Thoughts?
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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

(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.
(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.
(C) The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(D) The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(E) Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

I disagree with the OA.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I believe it should be C. The fact that the publisher received money for selling the production rights to the studio is completely irrelevant to whether the publisher's plan to re-publish the book alongside the movie is sound. On the other hand, the fact that the lead actress in the film talks about her love for the novel in interviews will provide inherent advertising for the book, and will naturally lead to people purchasing it. Thoughts?



I have seen this question before. At that time I got it wrong. I answered c .
But thinking about it later , both c & d do not really support the publisher's plan.
Choice 'C' has something to do with the publisher and 'D' has nothing to do with the publisher or the plan.
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After POE : C and D prevail.

Argument : Novel's sale is related to the success of the film.Outside this there is no other factor mentioned in the argument,which effects the anticipated sale.Hence,publicity through media, open book reading sessions and surveys of people who had read the book 15-17 years back does not count.

D: It publicity through media - misses the central point which is related to monetary gain through some media. Hence, does not effect the argument.

C: Selling of the rights at such a high prize clearly anticipates an upsurge in the sales of the book after publishing. Hence eliminated.

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Both C and D prevail ... I doubt GMAT with throw such close choices.

Also would like to see the Official Explanation if any ?
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Can someone explain more clearly , why is it D and why not C?
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Marked C. Then stared at the Argument for another 5 mins, without any success. Calling on CR masters
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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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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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