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    There is a cake compitition and the chefs has to make cakes representing Disney characters.

    The chef says:
    "It's important for the characters to look exactly the way they do in the movie and in the attraction"

    What does the word attraction here mean???

    They were speaking about the characters of Finding Nemo!!!

    If you can please provide me with a detailed answer with examles, I'll be so grateful because this words is really a problem for me. Try to give me all the possible meaning of this word "attraction" in thefield of movies may be or whatever.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    There is a cake compitition and the chefs has to make cakes representing Disney characters.

    The chef says:
    "It's important for the characters to look exactly the way they do in the movie and in the attraction"

    What does the word attraction here mean???

    They were speaking about the characters of Finding Nemo!!!

    If you can please provide me with a detailed answer with examles, I'll be so grateful because this words is really a problem for me. Try to give me all the possible meaning of this word "attraction" in thefield of movies may be or whatever.

    Thanks in advance.
    Checking in answers.com, one can find out the following meanings for "attraction":

    • 1. The act or capability of attracting.
    • 2. The quality of attracting; charm.
    • 3a. A feature or characteristic that attracts.
    • 3b. A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract: The main attraction was a Charlie Chaplin film.
    • 4a. The electric or magnetic force exerted by oppositely charged particles, tending to draw or hold the particles together.
    • 4b. The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.


    In your example, 3b seems to be the one which better suits. In this situation, probably there exists an "attraction", besides the movie, related to the characters. This "attraction" could be a presentation, a show or something like that.

    PS Not a native speaker
    Last edited by Abstract Idea; 23-Dec-2009 at 21:31. Reason: Explicited 3b (an event)

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    I think it was a mistake on the part of the writer. I think he/she meant to say "trailer". There is a phrase "previews of coming attractions" that was used to advertise movies back in the stone age when I was a boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I think it was a mistake on the part of the writer. I think he/she meant to say "trailer". There is a phrase "previews of coming attractions" that was used to advertise movies back in the stone age when I was a boy.
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    I think it was a mistake on the part of the writer. I think he/she meant to say "trailer". There is a phrase "previews of coming attractions" that was used to advertise movies back in the stone age when I was a boy.
    lf

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    "Trailer" makes much more sense compared with "attraction"!

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