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Film critic: As film studies show, the mythological films

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Film critic: As film studies show, the mythological films made these days focus excessively on superficial aspects such as dramatic sets visually enhanced by computer graphics. Since such aids were not used twenty years back when film directors did not indulge in any such gimmickry and concentrated solely on narrating the story through bare minimum props, it shows that the current directors seem to think that they can fool people by packaging their low-content films with visually fantastic elements.

Which of the following will be most useful in evaluating the claim made by the critic above?

a. Is there any difference between the demographics of the audience twenty years back and now?
b. Has the amount of money invested in film-production changed over the past twenty years?
c. Does international audience now form a significantly higher proportion of the audience for mythological films than it did twenty years back?
d. When compared to film directors twenty years back, do the current breed of directors have a wider access to international sci-fi films that contain heavy use of computer graphics?
e. Did film directors twenty years back have comparable access to computer graphics as do the current breed of film directors?
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The resources available with the directors twenty years back and now should be compared.The directors twenty years back narrated the story with bare minimum props probably because they did not have access to computer graphics.The directors preferred narration because of non availability of access to computer graphics not because they did not want to use computer graphics.A suitable comparison between the directors twenty years back and current directors can be done if only all conditions are same.Please give me kudos. I need them badly to increase my score.

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Hmm. The stem says : 1. Mythological films these days focus on superficial aspects.
2. such aids were not used twenty years back. Directors concentrated solely on narrating the story through bare minimum props
Conc: Current directors fool people with elements.

Comparison between current directors and directors in the past.


a. Is there any difference between the demographics of the audience twenty years back and now? - Demographics of people might have changed but the choice of people to watch high content movies might not have changed.
b. Has the amount of money invested in film-production changed over the past twenty years? Money was never mentioned in stem and was never the concern. Out of scope.
c. Does international audience now form a significantly higher proportion of the audience for mythological films than it did twenty years back? International audience can or cannot influence the types of movies created by director.
d. When compared to film directors twenty years back, do the current breed of directors have a wider access to international sci-fi films that contain heavy use of computer graphics? Even if they didn't have access, they still could have used the graphics on their own.
e. Did film directors twenty years back have comparable access to computer graphics as do the current breed of film directors? Compares he 2 directors as asked in the stem. If the previous directors didnt have access to computer graphics, this could be the reason for them to not fool the people with gimmicks.
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Film critic: As film studies show, the mythological films made these days focus excessively on superficial aspects such as dramatic sets visually enhanced by computer graphics. Since such aids were not used twenty years back when film directors did not indulge in any such gimmickry and concentrated solely on narrating the story through bare minimum props, it shows that the current directors seem to think that they can fool people by packaging their low-content films with visually fantastic elements.

Which of the following will be most useful in evaluating the claim made by the critic above?

a. Is there any difference between the demographics of the audience twenty years back and now?
b. Has the amount of money invested in film-production changed over the past twenty years?
c. Does international audience now form a significantly higher proportion of the audience for mythological films than it did twenty years back?
d. When compared to film directors twenty years back, do the current breed of directors have a wider access to international sci-fi films that contain heavy use of computer graphics?
e. Did film directors twenty years back have comparable access to computer graphics as do the current breed of film directors?


The answer is E

A is out of scope as it does not provide any information about the conclusion.
B Money invested may increased or decreased but it does not show how that money was invested .
C Well it may be true but it does not give us nay insights about the movie .
D Out of scope
E correct answer if the directors twenty years back had the same technology that current directors then what the author is conclusion is true .
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