Sound of Movies – Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2

Sound of Movies – Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 hosted by Ashley Wincer and Ann Pulbrook with special guest Matilda Lund.  To listen to the audio podcast, press play above or press play below to watch the official Pitch Perfect trailer.

Pitch Perfect (2012):

Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore.  Starring Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks.

Pitch Perfect is about a college women’s a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, as they compete against another a cappella group from their college to win Nationals.

Before watching both of these movies, I’ll be the first to admit, I had very little expectations.  Those who have listened to the podcasts over time, will come to know I am not a fan of musicals.  However, these movies are a little different from the traditional musicals.  It is all done in a cappella style, if you think about it, is quite an interesting and skillful talent.  As far as I know, a cappella style not often explored and so it was interesting to see used in both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015):

Pitch Perfect 2 is a 2015 American musical comedy film produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon.   The sequel to Pitch Perfect (2012), centers on The Bellas trying to regain their reputation as an all-female a capella singing group.  During their performance at President Obama’s birthday gala, there was a disastrously ending with Fat Amy’s wardrobe malfunctioning during the event, causing a nationwide scandal.

When watching Pitch Perfect or Pitch Perfect 2, be sure to listen carefully to what the character of Lilly, played by Hana Mae Lee says.  She is very softly spoken and hard to hear, but her dialogue is absolutely funny.  Her fellow characters usually cannot hear what her character has to say, so take the time to try and hear what she has to say.

Our special guest Matilda Lund, Ann and I enjoyed Pitch Perfect 2 more than the original.  My guess is the actresses were more comfortable with the characters they were playing having played the same characters in the original Pitch Perfect.  It was fascinating to learn Pitch Perfect 2 was both produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also played the female TV commentator during the a cappella events.

In the podcast I mentioned Elizabeth Banks as being in Rat Race, when actually it was Amy Smart I was thinking of.  I do apologise for that error, as I was going by memory at the time, as we often do on The Sound of Movies.

We hope you enjoyed listening to this episode of the Sound of Movies – Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 with our special guest Matilda Lund.  This episode of The Sound of Movies was broadcast from the Gippsland FM studios on Saturday November 21st 2015 at 12pm.

If you have any questions about the Sound of Movies, please feel free to contact either Ashley Wincer or Ann Pulbrook by e-mail.  You can follow the Sound of Movies on Facebook, Twitter or on iTunes. Thank-you.

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