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# Please give me a clue how good/bad is my essay

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03 Aug 2011, 02:42
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’The producers of the forthcoming movie 3003 will be most likely to maximize their profits if they are willing to pay Robin Good several million dollars to star in it - even though that amount is far more than any other person involved in the movie will make. After all, Robin has in the past been paid a similar amount to work in several films that were very financially successful.’

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According to the argument, forthcoming movie 3003 will be a success if producers will pay Robin Good several million dollars to play in it. In the past Robin has been paid similar amounts in several movies that were successful.

Based on the information provided, it is not possible to conclude that the movie will be a success if Robin Good will have a role in it. In following paragraphs, I will analyze flaws of the argument.

First of all, a successful movie is comprised of many components, starting with a plot and finishing with a soundtrack. Only one component cannot prescribe the outcome. In this case, producers could make a movie which shows only Robin Good on the stage. Well, this would not become a blockbuster. Before hiring an expensive actor, it necessary to make sure that all other parts of the movie are on point.

Secondly, it is important to find a suitable actor for the role. Robin might be a perfect actor for an action movie, but not imaginable as drama actor. Evaluation concerning suitability of Robin as an actor for the movie 3003 would strengthen the argument.

Thirdly, even if Robin is suitable for the role, will he be interested to take part in it? Usually star actors are extremely cautious when it comes to choosing roles. They realize that unsuitable or badly played role will damage their image dramatically. Argument should state, if Robin is eager to take the role or at least make a realistic prediction if he would be interested.

Finally, Robin has played in successful movies. But what about his roles in average or even bad movies? The fact that Robin has taken part in successful movies does not mean that all movies starring him must become blockbusters. The author should provide more substantial reasons, than just referring to past success.

There are many questions that need to be answered before author can conclude that Robin Good will be actually beneficial to the success of the forthcoming movie 3003. If problems mentioned in previous paragraph will find their answers, the argument would sound much stronger.
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03 Aug 2011, 08:24
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Very well written.

My only comment is to maybe add more content to your body paragraphs. You usually want something close to 400 words.

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03 Aug 2011, 09:12
Can somebody suggest what score could I get for this essay? Thanks a lot
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03 Aug 2011, 12:34
If I were to guess, between 5 and 6. Of course, I'm no expert.
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I am not an expert to your question but just sharing my response here. I hope this is helpful and in case anyone can comment on my response, I'll be grateful.

A recent article concluded that the producers of movie 3003 will be most likely to maximize their profits if they are willing to pay Robin Good several million dollars to star in it beccause Robin has in the past been paid a similar amount to work in several films that were very financially successful. This argument, however, is flawed, most notably because it fails to take into account that the movies in which Robin Good worked had a very successful co-star or a director with a huge fan following, Robin has not done any movie in the past several years and has aged significantly since his last movie or Robin Good's earlier films had success in a different country where 3003 is not planned to be released. Therefore, over the course of following four paragraphs, this essay will discuss that the argument is weak and provide several suggestions to strengthen the conclusion.

Most notably, the article assumes that the films in which Robin worked were financially successful because of him. This may not be the case however, as it is likely that the movies in which he worked had a very successful co-star or a director with a huge fan following. Thus, the author must delve more into the team that worked in those films and show that those movies were indeed successful because of him.

Another assumption that the author makes is that Robin will be able to replicate his performance in 3003. This may not be the case, as it could be that Robin has not done any movie in the past several years and has aged significantly since his last movie. Therefore, in order to strengthen the conclusion, the author must demonstrate that Robin's successful movies were released in the recent past and he has a decent chance of replicating his performance.

Still a third assumption that is made by the author is that Robin Good's previous sucessful films were targetted at the same audience as 3003. This may not be the case as it is possible that Robin Good's earlier films had success in a different country where 3003 is not planned to be released. Therefore, to strengthen the argument, the author must clarify that intended audience for 3003 and other Robin Good movies is same.

As discussed above, the article concludes that the producers of movie 3003 will be most likely to maximize their profits if they are willing to pay Robin Good several million dollars to star in it. This conclusion may not be true however, because it is possible that the movies in which Robin Good worked had a very successful co-star or a director with a huge fan following, Robin has not done any movie in the past several years and has aged significantly since his last movie or Robin Good's earlier films had success in a different country where 3003 is not planned to be released. Therefore, in order to strengthen the conclusion, the author must delve more into the team that worked in those films and show that those movies were indeed successful because of him, demonstrate that Robin's successful movies were released in the recent past and he has a decent chance of replicating his performance and clarify that intended audience for 3003 and other Robin Good movies is same.
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14 Oct 2018, 01:56
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I am not an expert to your question but just sharing my response here. I hope this is helpful and in case anyone can comment on my response, I'll be grateful.

A recent article concluded that the producers of movie 3003 will be most likely to maximize their profits if they are willing to pay Robin Good several million dollars to star in it beccause Robin has in the past been paid a similar amount to work in several films that were very financially successful. This argument, however, is flawed, most notably because it fails to take into account that the movies in which Robin Good worked had a very successful co-star or a director with a huge fan following, Robin has not done any movie in the past several years and has aged significantly since his last movie or Robin Good's earlier films had success in a different country where 3003 is not planned to be released. Therefore, over the course of following four paragraphs, this essay will discuss that the argument is weak and provide several suggestions to strengthen the conclusion.

Most notably, the article assumes that the films in which Robin worked were financially successful because of him. This may not be the case however, as it is likely that the movies in which he worked had a very successful co-star or a director with a huge fan following. Thus, the author must delve more into the team that worked in those films and show that those movies were indeed successful because of him.

Another assumption that the author makes is that Robin will be able to replicate his performance in 3003. This may not be the case, as it could be that Robin has not done any movie in the past several years and has aged significantly since his last movie. Therefore, in order to strengthen the conclusion, the author must demonstrate that Robin's successful movies were released in the recent past and he has a decent chance of replicating his performance.

Still a third assumption that is made by the author is that Robin Good's previous sucessful films were targetted at the same audience as 3003. This may not be the case as it is possible that Robin Good's earlier films had success in a different country where 3003 is not planned to be released. Therefore, to strengthen the argument, the author must clarify that intended audience for 3003 and other Robin Good movies is same.

As discussed above, the article concludes that the producers of movie 3003 will be most likely to maximize their profits if they are willing to pay Robin Good several million dollars to star in it. This conclusion may not be true however, because it is possible that the movies in which Robin Good worked had a very successful co-star or a director with a huge fan following, Robin has not done any movie in the past several years and has aged significantly since his last movie or Robin Good's earlier films had success in a different country where 3003 is not planned to be released. Therefore, in order to strengthen the conclusion, the author must delve more into the team that worked in those films and show that those movies were indeed successful because of him, demonstrate that Robin's successful movies were released in the recent past and he has a decent chance of replicating his performance and clarify that intended audience for 3003 and other Robin Good movies is same.

Can someone please evaluate my response?

The argument claims that the Producers of forthcoming movie 3003 will most likely maximise their profits if the producers are willing to pay several million dollars to Robin Good. Though the argument is compelling at face value, its conclusion is entirely untenable because the entire argument is fraught with oversimplified, vague and unwarranted claims.

To begin with, the argument is weakened because of ‘mistaken cause and effect’ logical fallacy. The attribution of several films’ financial success in the past to solely Robin Good’s work and involvement is unjustified. This attribution is a stretch because there can be several other key factors that cause the financial success of a particular film. For example, experienced director along with a strong script has historically proven to be a good leading indicator of film’s success. The given argument fails to mention effect of other factors in the making of film. The argument could be improved if sufficient evidence is provided to disprove the positive effect of any factor, excluding Robin’s involvement, on the film’s success.

Second, the argument unfairly assumes that past success will repeat in future. While this is a tempting assumption, its truth is by no means obvious. For instance, Robin could have been involved in several films that didn't become a commercial success irrespective of the fact that Robin was handsomely for doing those films. Moreover, the demand for movies or Robin’s work can be drastically different in future than what the demand was in past. To make a justifiable case for this argument, its important to showcase that demand for Robin’s work has not decreased and Robin is still a popular actor.

Third, there are several important questions that need to be answered. For example, are there any other ways because of which the movie 3003 can be a commercial success? Does Robin excel in the genre of movie 3003? Are there any other actors that are more suited for working in 3003 and are happy with lower salary? Without convincing answers to these questions, one is left with the impression that the claim is more of a wishful thinking rather than substantive evidence.

In conclusion, because the argument makes several unwarranted assumptions, it fails to make a convincing case that by paying Robin several million dollars, producers can expect the movie to be financial success.
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12 Nov 2018, 01:22
Hi, please rate my essay.

The argument presented above is a badly reasoned argument and suffers from the fallacy of faulty analogy. The author in the present argument claims that the producers of the upcoming movie '3003' should pay 'Robin Good', an amount higher than the industry standards, to star in it and thereby maximising the prospet of profits for the same. The author basis of the author's conclusion are past financial success of Robin Good's movies. I have strong reservations against the the faulty line of reasoning used by the author which I shall ellucidate in the following paragraphs.

First and foremost, the author bases his conclusion on past success trend followed by several movies in which the actor Robin Good starred. The author is therefore, jumping to conclusion in this instance without relevant and substantial evidence or proof. The success of several films does not necessarily mean the sucess of every film that the same actor stars in. In the past, we have observed that an actor, as successful he/she may be, has starred in a fair share of commercially successful as well as unsuccessful films.

Moreover, the author completely disregards merits of the films. The fate of every film cannot be pre-determined solely on the basis of the actors acting in the film. The audience does not only get attracted by the leading actors but also pays attention to the story line, the editing and the over all direction of the film.

In addition to the above, the author further wrongly assumes that the only way to assured success is to pay Robin Good an amount higher than the industry standards for other actors as he completely negates the possibility that Robin Good may appreciate the script and wish to star in the film even without being paid huge amount of money.

Therefore, I believe that the argument posed by the author lacks credence and would have been a sounder argument if the author had placed an equal importance on the other aspects of film making.
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27 Nov 2019, 10:56
I would highly appreciate it if someone could help me evaluate the essay.

The argument asserts that paying Robin Good several million dollars to star in a film will lead to the success of the film. This conclusion is based on the success of other films in which Robin stared and charged a similar amount. Though the argument makes a case for star power in the success of films, it ignores certain other key elements that also lead to the success of the film. Hence, the argument is undeveloped and rather unconvincing in the following ways:

First of all, actors are generally good at one particular genre of films. The argument fails to consider where the genre of movie 3003 is same as the genre of other successful films that Robin has stared in. The argument also fails to consider the size of Robin's fanbase. Is the movie likely to be successful based only on Robin as his fanbase is so large that no other factor matters? Moreover, is it certain that Robin will agree to star in the movie for just money or does he care about liking the storyline as well? Without the answer to these questions, it is hard to evaluate whether Robin alone will be able to guarantee the success of the film as he may not even want to be a part of the movie.

Secondly, Is it unlikely for the movie to be successful if Robin does not star in it? Are there no other actors who have substantial acting skills to star in the movie? Is Robin required to star as the lead role or a small appearance by him will also make the movie successful? Is it likely that the rest of the cast will not feel motivated to act in the movies as they are not being treated equally to Robin? These factors will determine whether there is a good replacement for Robin available, and how the other cast and crew member will react to Robin. If the other members are not happy then no matter how good Robin is, they will not give their best work.

Thirdly, have all the movies that Robin stared in been successful? This will determine the rate of success of Robin, and inform whether Robin is a skilled actor or not. If only some of his movies have been successful, then 3003 might not be successful. It is possible that Robin started asking several million dollars after a few successful films when in the past hundreds of his films were unsuccessful.

Lastly, paying Robin thousands of dollars will raise the cost of making the movie. Hence, it is important to evaluate the current status of the economy as that will determine how much revenue a film is likely to generate. If the economy is not doing well, fewer people are likely to go watch a movie no matter how famous Robin is. In that case, paying Robin will not increase the profit of the movie.

In conclusion, through Robin might be a skilled actor, it is very hard to determine whether hiring him and paying him a large amount of money will be enough to make the movie successful. The success of the movie is likely to depend on other actors in the movie, the storyline, the director, and the crew. Robin might add the cherry on the cake unless he is the only actor with good enough acting skills to be able to pull through the roll of the lead actor.
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