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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.
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I don't see how the answer could possibly be D. C is the only answer that seems reasonable; the money the publisher earned from selling production rights has nothing at all to do with its plan to reprint the novel.
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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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Agree with the choice 3.

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Sorry for bringing this up, but for the folks who are still still studying and picked 'C', their choice is incorrect.(according to the answers and I somewhat agree.) The question asks which of the following does not support the publisher's goal. This answer choice should strengthen the goal or may be irrelevant, and in this case its irrelevant.

See below.

'C' explanation:- 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.
'D' Explanation:- 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.

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06 Aug 2009, 02:31
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I´m afraid is not C:

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.
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I´m afraid is not C:

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.

What else can be the answer other than C? Receiving money for production right does not has to do anything with re releasing the book. I should be C.

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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.

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08 Aug 2010, 21:38
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Someone please explain why D is right? If the actress says she liked the novel, does that hurt the publisher?

In this EXCEPT question, it doesn't have to HURT or WEAKEN, just not Strenthen the argument.

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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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IMO C must be the ans. rather than D because:

- in D the actress by her televised interview has discussed her love for the novel. Here she praises the novel and this can contribute to the success of the new edition.

-in C "publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio" which has nothing to do with the gaining a big profit from the new edition and its popularity in the future.

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"C " is very relevant to the context. If the publisher received money after selling the production rights to the studio it implies that the novel still has its popularity otherwise the film studio would not have bothered to pay such a huge amount to the publisher. Hence this answer choice proves that his plan to capitalize on the success of the film is quite sound.
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Responding to a PM sent by Nez......

Correct: C

The argument claims that success of the film would boost the sale of book (Capitalization on success of the film means that the success of the movie would boost the sale of the book). Hence we need to find out the option that does NOT relate the success of film to success of the book (This is an EXCEPT question).

A. Printing “now a major motion picture” helps support the sale of the book. Therefore the release of the film (and its subsequent success) is related to the sale of the book…..eliminate.

B. Release of the biography of an author favored sale of his books. If release of biography boosts sales, then the story itself would probably boost sales more because the story itself is more related to the book than the biography is. Hence this statement also supports a relation between the release of the movie and the sale of the book…. eliminate.

C. CORRECT. It does not matter whether the publisher received money or not. Even if the publisher did not receive money, the book could still be a hit because of the movie. This option does not relate the “success” of the movie with the sale of the book. The author already capitalized on the sale of production right. This has nothing to do with whether the book would be successful because of success of the movie.

D. The actress of the movie gives positive feedback. Positive feedback favours the sale of book. Thus the movie release is linked to the success of the book…eliminate.

E. Similar incident occurred last year, hence supports the argument. If a boost in sales happened for an unpopular book, it is more probable that a popular book would be successful. Thus this statement too links the release of the movie to sale of the book... eliminate.

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08 Oct 2008, 23:23
yeah, agree with C...I mean 3

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09 Oct 2008, 01:57
C for me. That payment has no relevance for a future success

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09 Oct 2008, 04:37
Agree with the choice 3.

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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 also agree with C

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09 Oct 2008, 22:29
Oh My God! I didnt see EXCEPT in the question and was wondering all the time how cld this option help? This shows one should be very carefully in forst understanding wht z being asked.

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