Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory (Movie Tie-in)

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A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks is now a major motion picture.

Get ready to be pitch slapped.

The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it’s not what...

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Pitch Perfect (movie tie-in): The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

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Overview

A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks is now a major motion picture.

Get ready to be pitch slapped.

The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it’s not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain, a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky.

In Pitch Perfect, journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, there are a cappella groupies), the rock-star partying, and all the bitter rivalries. Rapkin brings you into the world of collegiate a cappella characters—from movie-star looks and celebrity-size egos to a troubled new singer with the megawatt voice. Including encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents, Rapkin shows that a cappella isn’t for the faint of heart—or lungs.

Sure to strikea chord with fans of Glee and The Sing-Off, this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord. 

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After GQ senior editor Mickey Rapkin spent a busy season covering the competitive collegiate a cappella scene, he wrote Pitch Perfect, a non-fiction novel about that little-known scene. Now this entertaining story of an all-girls group is coming to a screen near you in a film starring the multi-talented Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow. This movie tie-in edition accompanies that premiere, which occurs on October 5th. Think Glee, The Sing-Off, and an undergraduate Rent. Editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592408214
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Edition description: Movie Tie-In
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 235,775
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Great book

    I thought this was very well written a little bit different than the movie but very similar in ways also

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book was very good. Well written, humorous, entertaining, informative, etc. It was everything I look for in a book. I had never read much about the world of a cappella, but it was very interesting. It's a quirky subculture filled with music, drama, laughs, and funny clothing. I loved it. Read it.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Awesome

    The movie is the best.
    Go fat Amy.

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Awesome

    I LOVE THIS BOOK AND THE MOVIE AND I AM ONLY TEN YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    MUST read this review please?

    Ok... dont even get me started on the movie... rape whistle, horazontal running, lezbe honest, FAT AMY!!!! im in an a cappella group called Hot High (look us up on youtube) and honestly were pretty good but it didnt start off that way... we went the same way The Bellas did minus the puking and i totally understand Beca. The Treblemakers are awesome too. My brother is in an all guys group and they do good. So for all you people out there who like flying mexican food, tweet b*tches, horazontal running, rape whistles, and eating yiur twin in the womb, this book is TOTALLY for you.
    Alice

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Great book

    Thevbook was great but rhe movie was so much better.it was so funny!!!!!!

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Awsome

    Great book and great movie.

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    I love my hater's

    Fat amy is a crazy in the movie

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    The best movie ever and i love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!its my favoriteeeeeee i havent read the book though...is it good???

    I love it too death!!!!

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Anoynoumus

    It is the best movie and book Ever! I luv it sooooo much:)

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    I love this movie

    This is the best movie in history! I was peeing my panys laughing best movie ever

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    I have seen the movie

    The movie is da bomb i love fat amy how long is the book?????

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Hmmmm

    I absolutely loved this movie. Jesse is so perfect. My favorite characters have ti be fat amy, bumper and donald and the asian chick who: was born with gills, ate her twin in the womb, went to jail, sets fires to feel joy and watches babies cry.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2013

    Note: This is non-fiction. Divisi out of UO is the basis/inspi

    Note: This is non-fiction. Divisi out of UO is the basis/inspiration for the movie's Barden Bellas. Gives insight into the collegiate a cappella world. The book made me go and look up the groups Rafkin had written about. One of them happens to be in the movie , the UVA Hullabahoos (Look for the colorful robes) A quick read and pretty informational.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    apple

    love the movie! its hilarioud

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    FAT AMY

    BEST PERSON EVER REBEL WINSTIN OR SUMTHIN

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    OMG luv the movie me and my friend sing along to the songs all t

    OMG luv the movie me and my friend sing along to the songs all the time Anna Kendrick, Brittany snow, and rebel Wilson make the movie I luv Donald he is so hot and I luv his beat boxing the Asian chick is so funny disturbs me a little bit but still really funny Chloe is awesome she says ,y favorite lines this is my favorite movie of all time I luv Anna Kendrick she is my favorite actrist right next to Brittany snow can't wait for the second one to come out 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Ahh!!!

    The movie was great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Love it !

    Love the movie and the book is kind of different to me ..........that mu opinion ..........if u dont agree deal wit it.......... thanks for making the book........ went to B&N yesterday loved it had some nice books upstairs........than B&N for nooks..... they rock......

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    CUPS Song Lyrics

    I got my ticket for the long way round two bottles of whiskey for the way and i sure would like some sweet company and im leavin tommorow when its late when im gone when im gooone ur gonna miss me when im gone ur gonn miss me by my hair your gonna miss me evrywhere oh ur gonna miss me when im gone when im gone when im gooone ur gonna mis me when im gone ur gonna miss me by by my walk ur gonna miss me by my talk oh ur gonna miss me when im gone I got my ticket for the long way round the one with the prettiest of views its got mountains its got
    rivers its got sights that make you shiver and it sure would be prettier with u wen im gone wen im gooone ur gonna miss me by my hair ur gonna miss me evrywhere oh ur gonna miss me when im gone when im gone when im gooone ur gonna miss me by my walk ur gonna miss me by my talk oh ur gonna miss me when im gone

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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