Final Jeopardy: Authors & Filmmakers
The Final Jeopardy question (2/27/2015), in the category “Authors & Filmmakers” was:
This author had a bitter feud with Michael Moore over the title of a 2004 documentary.
New champ Jose Garriga won $16,401 in yesterday’s game. In the last game of the week, he takes on these two players: Richmond Curtiss, from Palm Springs, CA; and Natalie Kistner, from Plano, TX.
Round 1: Jose found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “U.N. International Years” under the $600 clue before the first break. He was in the lead with $2,200, $1,600 more than Natalie in second place. He bet $500 and he was RIGHT.
2004: commemorating the struggle against this & its abolition, which sadly still hasn’t happened. show
Jose finished in the lead with $7,700. Natalie was second with $4,600 and Richmond was last with $3,000.
Round 2: Jose found the first Daily Double in “Historical Fiction” under the $1,600 clue. He was in the lead with $12,900, $3,500 more than Natalie in second place. He bet $2,100 and he was RIGHT.
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Richmond found the last Daily Double in “Geographic Nicknames” under the $1,600 clue. He was in third place with $7,000, $10,800 less than Jose’s lead. The less than a minute warning had already been given. He bet $5,000 and mispronounced the correct answer so he was WRONG.
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Jose finished in the lead with $19,800. Natalie was next with $11,000 and Richmond was in third place with $2,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 (1953), was very upset over Michael Moore using the title “Fahrenheit 9/11” for his 2004 documentary. In a 2004 “Hardball” interview with guest host Andrea Mitchell, Bradbury asserted that Moore stole his title and said: “He’s putting my title on his film. I had nothing to do with his film. Therefore, he can’t take credit; he can’t take my name and my title and have it apply to his film. My novel is not a political novel. It’s an aesthetic novel; a philosophical and a sociological study in modern history. It’s not political at all in any way yet a study of humanity and education.” (NBC News: “Fahrenheit 451” author wants title back)
Richmond didn’t have a guess. He bet and lost it all.
Natalie thought it was (Michael) Crichton. That cost her $6,601 bet and she wound up with $4,399.
Jose got it right. He added $2,201 to win this match with $22,001. His 2-day total is $38,402.
During the chat, Jose talked about being on the cover of the New York Times at age 6 with his first grade class.
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