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b. When a movie bombs ("It really cratered")
d. A movie with spills, chills, and thrills
Franchise Picture:
b. A movie that has potential for spinning off sequels
In turnaround:
a. A movie project that has been shelved and faces uncertain prospects
Mansion Movie:
d. A Merchant-Ivory type of film set in a big house
Tent Pole:
a. A hit movie that supports the rest of a studio's slate
Flying Glass Movie:
c. An action movie
Log Line:
b. A TV Guide-like encapsulation of a movie plot

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