Pied Piper

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"Remember that film, taken as a commercial product, is merely a means to an end: a tool to capture a paying audience. What you're really selling is the audience who will pay to see the movie, and yourself and the film as the Pied Piper who can deliver it."

Book: What They Don't Teach You at Film School (Camille Landau and Tiare White)

I haven't read the book 'Pied Piper'. Can someone please say what the author means by 'Pied Piper' here?

  • owlman5

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    You don't need to know much about the old story of the Pied Piper to understand this sentence. The "Pied Piper" is a person who can lure paying audience members into a theater to watch a movie. Landau and White are telling you that the film itself isn't that important to people who want to make money from it. They just want to sell lots of tickets and make a profit.
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