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Pitch People (1999)

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The art of the "pitch" has always played a fascinating role in society. The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a ... See full summary »

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The art of the "pitch" has always played a fascinating role in society. The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a visual demonstration make up a world unfamiliar to most people. Written by Stanley Jacobs

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It's not what you sell, it's how you tell them the price. See more »

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Jerry Mascuzzio: Lady, lady don't you leave, come back here - I didn't walk away when you girls walked up.
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Written by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Albany Bigard
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Used by permission of Famous Music Corp (ASCAP)
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This is a fun, well paced documentary that gets inside and reveals the humble beginnings of an industry that has grown into a cultural fixture.
13 July 2002 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this behind the scenes look at the people and the history of those relentless infomercials that seem to pop up on every other cable channel. They might often be annoying and laughably corny, .but they are definitely memorable ("In Japan, .the hand can be used like a knife, .but NOT in this case!" ) Pitch people takes you through a fast paced, insiders look at this niche industry, .and shares a colorful history that might surprise you. This was really well put together with some great interviews and some hilarious clips. At the risk of sounding preachy, .I think this film shares an important little nugget of history that should not be overlooked.


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