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#6 - CR, Must, AP

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Where is the support in the passage for C?
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The second paragraph has what you need, lsat12345. The author would surely say not to dub the film into Russian, because that is "a significantly more profound intervention" than subtitling, possibly causing more damage. He dislikes any form of reediting, and he is also opposed to changing the title because that may give a false impression.

His only complaint about subtitles is that they "may be simply incompetent, full of mistakes, or used for actual censorship" (emphasis added), so if those pitfalls can be avoided our author might be okay with it. At least, that would appear to be the least damaging choice to make in this hypothetical situation.

Answer A is out - the author is opposed to changing the title.

Answer B is out because there is no evidence in the passage that the author would suggest anything about critics getting to see it first.

Answer C is a contender. I don't know if the author would say the film SHOULD be subtitled, but if it is then he would certainly agree that any such subtitling should be done carefully to avoid those problems.

Answer D might be a contender, although there is little evidence that the author would give such a strong, blanket recommendation. If not subtitles, then what? Should the audience be left completely unable to understand the dialogue? There seems to be no better alternative - remember, dubbing is even worse. Is there any evidence that the author would say a Russian-speaking audience should be denied any opportunity to enjoy an Italian film?

Answer E is out - the author is clearly against any reediting.

Between answers C and D, C is better. Why? Because if he agrees with answer D, the audience is either completely denied any opportunity to understand the film, or else something worse than subtitling is done. With answer C, the audience gets to understand the film, and the problems associated with subtitles are minimized.

Remember that with this question, we do not need to prove that the author would agree with the recommendation in the answer choice. We only need to show that among these five answer choices, it is the one the author is most likely to agree with. Answer C seems like the one to which he would object the least, and that makes it the best answer.
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