Dari film ini, saya belajar teknik komunikasi yang sangat menarik. Sering saya baca di artikel karier akhir tahun 90-an di majalah agar tidak “berbusa-busa”, tapi makin seru ketika ada praktiknya dalam adegan.
Berikut percakapan yang paling saya perhatikan sepanjang film Moneyball. Billy melatih Peter menghentikan kerja sama dengan seorang pemain.
PETER Fine. Billy, would you have a seat for a moment, I need to talk to you. BILLY I'm already sitting. PETER I was pretending you weren't sitting. BILLY But I am. Keep going. PETER This is the hardest thing there is to do in baseball. BILLY You got that from Bull Durham? PETER Yeah. 78. 78. BILLY Hitting a curve ball is the hardest thing there is to do in baseball but go ahead. PETER You've been a huge part of this team but decisions have to be made that are best for the team, I'm sure you can understand that. BILLY You're cutting me? PETER I'm really sorry. BILLY I just bought a house here. PETER (BEAT) Well... BILLY Well? That's all you have to say? My kids just started at a new school, they made friends. PETER That's--I'd leave them in school, you don't want to take them out in the middle OF THE-- BILLY What the hell are you doing? PETER Are you you or the player? BILLY I'm me. You're talking about kids and schools and you should've been out of the room three minutes ago. PETER Shouldn't I tell them that they'll always be a part of the A's family? BILLY That makes me feel so good I'm thinking of burning your house down with you in it. These are professional baseball players. You just do it. "Peter, I need to let you go. Jack's office'll handle the paperwork."
PETER That's it? BILLY Would you rather get one bullet in the head or five in the chest and bleed to death? PETER Those are my only choices? BILLY Go on the road with the team. Im. Pre. Sif. Sumber kutipan skenario ini adalah imsdb.com.