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# Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Ridley

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Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) was all but ignored on its initial release, only to become a long-term blockbuster because of its devoted fan base.

A) Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
B) As the Rocky Horror Picture Show's (1975) cult status
C) Like that accorded to Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
D) As it is of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
E) Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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06 Aug 2015, 06:41
[quote="Harley1980"]Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) was all but ignored on its initial release, only to become a long-term blockbuster because of its devoted fan base.

A) Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
B) As the Rocky Horror Picture Show's (1975) cult status
C) Like that accorded to Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
D) As it is of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
E) Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)[/quote

The sentence as written is incorrect because an illogical comparison is present. The initial sentence is comparing the "cult status" of one movie to another movie. To correct, you either need to compare the status of each movie or the the movies themselves. AS a result, answer choices A) and B) can be eliminated. Answer choice C) can also be eliminate because the clause is incmoplete (what was accorder to RHPS???). Answer choices D) and E) do compare the movies to each other, but answer choice D) is wordy and not overly clear. Thus, the correct answer is E.
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29 Mar 2017, 20:55
Harley1980 wrote:
Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) was all but ignored on its initial release, only to become a long-term blockbuster because of its devoted fan base.

A) Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
B) As the Rocky Horror Picture Show's (1975) cult status
C) Like that accorded to Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
D) As it is of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
E) Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

This is a comparison, and the prompt has a classic GMAT error: comparing apples to oranges. Technically, this sentence compares "the cult status" of Rocky Horror to the movie Blade Runner, something surrounding a movie to another movie itself. This is incorrect. We have to compare either cult status to cult status, or movie to movie. Choices (A) & (B) & (C) all make this mistake, comparing something about the first movie to the second movie itself, so these are all incorrect.

Between the remaining answer, (D) & (E), we have an "as"/"like" split. The word "like" is used to compare noun to noun: like A, B. The word "as" is used to compare actions: A does this as B does that. Technically, both (D) & (E) are grammatically correct, but (E) is much more direct and concise than (D), so (E) is the best answer.
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13 Jun 2018, 02:45
Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) was all but ignored on its initial release, only to become a long-term blockbuster because of its devoted fan base.

A) Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-- "cult status of x" is compared to y .
B) As the Rocky Horror Picture Show's (1975) cult status
-- We need to use "like" for this comparison. As can be used for comparison, only if it is followed by a clause
C) Like that accorded to Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-- that refers to ??
D) As it is of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-- same as b.
E) Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-- correct choice.
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14 Feb 2019, 20:36
Harley1980 wrote:
Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) was all but ignored on its initial release, only to become a long-term blockbuster because of its devoted fan base.

A) Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
B) As the Rocky Horror Picture Show's (1975) cult status
C) Like that accorded to Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
D) As it is of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
E) Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

non underlined part is shoing that it wants to compare Blade runner so we need the initial part to be a movie not a cult status .
choice C : the keyword that refers to something that it not correct and not present in the sentence
choice D : As is used to compare with a noun phrase not a noun . So eliminate
Re: Like the cult status of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Ridley   [#permalink] 14 Feb 2019, 20:36
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