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OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t

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OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2016, 06:56
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In film studies—a visually oriented discipline that is _______ backlit close-ups, eyeline matches, and voyeuristic gazes—scholars have often been tone-deaf to the sounds of music.

A) fixated on

B) obsessed with

C) unconcerned with

D) amused by

E) bothered by

F) indifferent to



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Re: OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2016, 06:56
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The sentence suggests a difference between a scholarly discipline’s attentions to the visual versus the aural, with the latter being relatively ignored in favor of the former. The blank must therefore designate this attention, which “unconcerned with” and “indifferent to” do not. “Amused by” conveys a lesser degree of attention and a more positive affect than both “fixated on” and “obsessed with” and lacks another word that would produce a sentence with the same meaning. Thus the correct answer is fixated on (Choice A) and obsessed with (Choice B).
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Re: OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2018, 11:15
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Scholars in film studies which is directed towards visual appeal are (_). Though the answer seems to be clear from studying these words to be extra cautious we need to consider the point mentioned in the last of the sentence. It is stated that they are tone-deaf towards the music-that just means they don't pay much attention to the music i.e. indifferent to it. So, they must be something that is the exact opposite of 'indifferent' to appreciate the visuals....So we can eliminate "unconcerned with" and "indifferent to". There is no point in the sentence that suggests that they are amused or bothered. They very well could be but their feelings or attitude after the study is not in question here. Their approach should be the answers and that attitude should be quite opposite of indifferent. So, 'fixated on' and 'obsessed with' are the right answers.

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Re: OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2018, 08:19
made a mistake understanding the sentence and lost focus on the structure.
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Re: OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2020, 10:15
how it is inferred that there is contrast between visual and sound , ( no but, however ... any contrasting word is used, everything is in continuation )
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Re: OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2020, 22:37
Here the sentence claims that the film studies discipline is _______ about the visual aspects of films but tone-deaf when it comes to music.

The words we're looking for in the blank relates to being excessively scrupulous or pedantic.

The only two words that work here are 'fixated on' and 'obsessed with'.

Thus we choose options (A) and (B)
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Re: OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2020, 14:20
Answer is A and B.
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Re: OG_VPR # 14 In film studies—a visually oriented discipline t [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2020, 13:18
Can someone please explain why not C and F?
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