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The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?


(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.

(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.

(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.

(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.

(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.

Originally posted by ConkergMat on 17 Feb 2009, 22:09.
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The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?

My Explanation:
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(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography. ---> I can't say whether moviemaking and movies photography are similar terms; they don't look like. Even if they are, this option goes to an extreme in saying that artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant. It just may not be as important as conveying a scene’s rhythm.

(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers. ---> We cannot say this for sure. 'seldom' is the problematic word here. One can counter this statement by saying that photographers having superb artistic quality are generally good at moviemaking too.

(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker. ---> This looks good to me. You need to possess other qualities too (for ex., conveying a scene’s rhythm effectively) for becoming a good moviemaker. Though the excerpt talks about 'aspects of moviemaking' and not about 'qualities of a good moviemaker', this looks like something that can be true based on the info provided.

(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take. ---> Again, this statement takes an extreme stand by stating that moviemakers 'rarely' give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take. They may not be as interested in the artistic quality of the images as they are in conveying a scene's rhythm.

(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place. ---> The excerpt emphasizes about the 'order' in which different aspects are highlighted. This option also looks wrong because the excerpt talks about 'highlighting different aspects' NOT 'highlighting many different aspects'.
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The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.
If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?
(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography. --> the premise just say less important but it doesnt mean that it is unimportant.
(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers. --> we never know. the argument didnt say anything about correlation between artistic quality and effective moviemaker (or existence of ability to effectively put the shoot together and in right order which leade to effective moviemaker)
(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker. --> correct because good moviemaking depends less on the artistic Q, therefore, no guarantee.
(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take. -->serious thought (never been explicitly mention from the argument)
(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place. --> I think it is not to highlight but to pay attention on the order "the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera"

Take away: most important=conveying a scene's rhythm. /Conclusion: conveving rhythm depends < on artistic quality, > on how the shoot goes together and order of different aspects of action.
My ans is C because of above reasons
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The most important aspect of moviemaking =a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm >artistic quality of the individual photographic images.

Hence C which agrees with above calculation [:)]
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The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?

(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.
-->extreme statement..image is important but timing of the scenes are more important
(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.
-->another extreme statement..some photographers may very well be great moviemakers
(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.
-->This sounds like a solid answer. We can infer from the passage that rhythm depends less on the "artistic quality" of photographs and more on timing and placement. Let's move on to the next choice to see if anything else is better.
(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.
-->this may be true or it may not..since this is an inference question we have to be 100% sure.
(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.
-->this is not true...to convey a scene's rhythm effectively the director needs to pay attention to timing and placement not just highlight many different aspects of actions taking place.
Please explain.


C final answer.
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C

I do not see A, B, or D mentioned anywhere in the stem, so they are easily eliminated. Answer choice E is also easily eliminated because the stem says that it is important how the scene is highlighted, not that many aspects need to be highlighted. Answer choice C is correct because of the conclusion of the stem: just because someone is artistic does not mean that they will be a good moviemaker. This is because artistic ability comes second to the ability to put the shots together,
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Good question
I was stuck between C and E, but went on to select C.
We need to find Must be true answer i.e. something that follows from the argument.

Lets examine E:(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.

But what is mentioned in the argument is :the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

The argument stated its should be presented in order but option E states many different aspects should be presented.....MArk the transistion from orderly presentation to just many presentation.
Moreover, The perfect moviemaker will need artistic quality of photograghy though lesser. Hence option E is just one side picture of the Movieaker's quality..There may be many other which are not stated. When we say someone is best at something he must possess all qualities of the field whether its weighted avg is lesser or greater
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This is a awesome example of SHELL GAME type questions. Means the question is almost correct but the test maker induce a small detail which change the meaning of the complete statement. Like between C and E the word MANY is induced as an additional information.

This is a common trap in GMAT.
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I fully agree with the way you eliminated (A), (B) and (D).

Between (C) and (E) I went for (C) and here I wanted to share my thinking with you. Though (E) strikes you straight away as the more "extreme" version, this is not necessarily a problem, especially with MUST BE questions. IMO, Answer choice (E) is also easily eliminated because it talks about "effective" moviemaking. The question stem (including premises) does NOT talk about shooting effectively, rather what is important to be highlighted in a scene (which is something completely different). That's why, (E) can also be easily eliminated.

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ConkergMat wrote:
The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?

(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.
(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.
(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.
(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.
(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.

Please explain.


Argument :
1. Movie making is all about conveying scene Rhythm
2. Scene rhythm - More importance to how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera. and comparitively less importance to artistic quality of the individual photographic images

Inference = ?

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(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.
Incorrect. The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is Less important not unimportant

(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.
Incorrect. Argument does not support this statement. Argument, never said, if Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are good movie makers or not.

(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.
Correct :
Argument - Movie making is not just to produce photographs of superb artistic quality, it requires something else as well.

(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.

Incorrect - Out of scope

(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.
Incorrect - Out of scope


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The most important aspect of movie making is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?

(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography. It's not unimportant, it's simply less important to conveying rhythm, an aspect of movie photography.
(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as movie makers Ability to convey rhythm makes one an effective movie maker. Conveying rhythm has less to do with artistic quality. We're given no indication that photographers who have artistic ability cannot also convey rhythm well.
(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good movie maker.Being able to show how the shots go together and putting them in the right order are the traits of a good movie maker.
(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take. We don't have information on the ideas of movie photographers.
(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a movie maker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place. A movie maker must highlight the order of the many different aspects of the action taking place.
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I picked C, and this is my reasoning:

most important A of MM -> CSR.
CSR depends less on AQ than on HL and how shots go together.

since this is an inference/make a conclusion question, we need to ID an answer choice that is true 100%.

(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.
no, it cannot be inferred from the argument. The argument says that CSR is less dependent on AQ than on smth. this does not imply that AQ is unimportant.

(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.
this might be true, but not always. moreover "seldom effective" looks way to extreme for the conclusion. so out.

(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.
looks good. so CSR is less dependent on AQ than on other things. thus, someone who is especially good at AQ might not be a successful movie maker.

(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.
rarely give - again, way to extreme for the conclusion. moreover, it cannot be inferred from the argument.

(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.
"must" - not good. the argument does not say that.

C so far is the best.
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The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?


(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.
Explanation: Too Extreme! it is definitely important but the rhythm is more important - INCORRECT

(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.
Explanation: We are talking about the importance of shots going together - IRRELEVANT

(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.
[color=#ff0000]Explanation: Here we go! Artistic quality alone will not help to create a good rhythm - CORRECT[/color]

(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT

(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT


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The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?


(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.
Explanation: Too Extreme! it is definitely important but the rhythm is more important - INCORRECT

(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.
Explanation: We are talking about the importance of shots going together - IRRELEVANT

(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.
[color=#ff0000]Explanation: Here we go! Artistic quality alone will not help to create a good rhythm - CORRECT[/color]

(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT

(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT


Hence Answer is C
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The most important aspect of moviemaking is conveying a scene’s rhythm. Conveying rhythm depends less on the artistic quality of the individual photographic images than on how the shots go together and the order in which they highlight different aspects of the action taking place in front of the camera.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true on the basis of them?


(A) The artistic quality of the individual photographic image is unimportant in movie photography.
Explanation: Too Extreme! it is definitely important but the rhythm is more important - INCORRECT

(B) Photographers known for the superb artistic quality of their photographs are seldom effective as moviemakers.
Explanation: We are talking about the importance of shots going together - IRRELEVANT

(C) Having the ability to produce photographs of superb artistic quality does not in itself guarantee having the ability to be a good moviemaker.
[color=#ff0000]Explanation: Here we go! Artistic quality alone will not help to create a good rhythm - CORRECT[/color]

(D) Movie photographers who are good at their jobs rarely give serious thought to the artistic quality of the photographs they take.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT

(E) To convey a scene’s rhythm effectively, a moviemaker must highlight many different aspects of the action taking place.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT
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