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This might be a bit broad [but answerable in a broad sense], and I have no documentary evidence to back things up, but my qualification for this is I am a (retired) professional sound engineer, who now works in the movie industry... Back in the old "Singin' in the Rain" days, the music would be completed first and the actor would lip-sync to a playback on ...


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I believe that the cast did in fact sing all of the songs in the movie. Some are even professional a capella singers. From People's Choice Everyone in the films who plays a singing part had to sing a full song for their audition. Any time protagonist Beca, played by Anna Kendrick, was singing alone, she was singing live on set. Kelley Jackle, ...


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Beca sang "it's going down," and not it from "it feels like the first time," therefore causing them to lose the competition.


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Jesse sang "it feels like the first time" and Beca's song started off with "it's going down...", deeming it invalid.


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If you're talking about the scene that starts around 1:06:30 (on my copy, anyway) when she's running into the campus radio station and the station manager offers her a slot in the lineup, it looks like it's a remix of Bulletproof by LaRoux and Release Me by Agnes:


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After listening to the soundtrack for this movie, I firmly believe now that this may have been a directorial mistake. In the soundtrack, the Treble's steal the song at the appropriate time. However, as stated, in the movie, it's about 4 or 5 words too late.


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The lyrics for song being sung by the Bellas: 'Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it ... and by the Trebles: Sex, baby. Let's talk about you and me. So it looks kosher to me as the guy riffed off the next word, sex, which was just about to be sung.


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The inflatable item is called a blob or a water trampoline. The activity is called Blobbing. Wikipedia has an article about it.


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Firstly, Beca wanted to go to Los Angeles and become a music producer but her father refuses it and forces her to become a student at Barden University in Georgia. If you've observed Beca's character keenly, in the beginning she's a recluse and doesn't want to make any friends. On the other hand, Jesse likes Beca and wants to make her a socially acceptable ...


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While technically the recording is true and all based on vocalization, in a competition setting, it wasn't accurate. There weren't enough girls on stage to do the complexity of the song. There were so many layers of sound that's possible in a studio but not in a stage setting with the limited number of girls on stage. You can't be simultaneously singing ...


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