Final Jeopardy: Classic Movie Scenes
The Final Jeopardy question (6/15/2016) in the category “Classic Movie Scenes” was:
The director said it took 70 camera setups & 7 days to shoot the classic murder scene in this film that celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015.
5x champ Hunter Appler had a big payday yesterday, going well over the $100K mark. Today he takes on these two players: Sarah Von Riedemann, from Toronto, ONT, Canada; and Beth Masterson, from Lincolnton, NC.
Round 1 Categories: Washington State Symbols – Bestselling Books – Non-Traditional Actors – Around the World – Add To “Ads” – Highland Bling
Sarah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Bestselling Books” under the $800 clue on the 5th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $600, $400 more than Beth and Hunter, tied in second place. She bet the $1,000 allowance but could not come up with a guess so she was WRONG.
Skeeter, Hilly & Aibileen are all characters in this Kathryn Stockett novel set in 1962 Mississippi. show
Hunter finished in the lead with $3,600. Sarah was second with $1,800 and Beth was last with $800.
Round 2 Categories: Decomposing Composers – Australian Wildlife – 2-Word Responses – “M”tertainment – The 1820s – International Days of the Week
Sarah found the first Daily Double in “Decomposing Composers” under the $2,000 clue on the 5th pick. In the lead with $3,000, she had $600 more than Hunter in second place. She bet $1,500 and thought it was Fauré. That was WRONG.
He’d need his own “Requiem Mass” after getting a little too green around the gills on Jan. 27, 1901. show
Beth found the last Daily Double in “The 1820s” under the $1,200 clue, with 9 more clues to go. She was in second place with $5,600 now, $2,000 less than Hunter’s lead. She bet $2,000 and took a guess with Casablanca. That was WRONG.
Alexander Laing’s triumph of finding this Mali trading post in 1826 was short-lived; he was murdered a month later. show
Hunter finished in the lead with $10,000 after getting the last $2K clue on the board. Sarah was next with $8,300 and Beth was in third place with $2,000.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Filmsite.org has a section devoted to the Best Film Editing Sequences of All Time. The shower scene from “Psycho” (1960) is No. 2 in the 1960-1966 section: “The scene took a full week to complete, using fast-cut editing of 78 pieces of film, 70 camera setups, and a naked stand-in model (Marli Renfro) in a 45-second impressionistic montage sequence, involving the inter-cutting of slow-motion and regular speed footage. The audience’s imagination filled in the illusion of complete nudity and fourteen violent stabbings.” Director Alfred Hitchcock also has another entry on that list for his 1963 horror fantasy “The Birds.” George Tomasini was the film editor on both of them and 7 other Hitchcock films.
Beth bet $1,300. She finished with $3,300.
Sarah bet it all. That brought her up to $16,600.
Hunter bet $6,601, as Alex Trebek bet he knew, so he won the match by a dollar with $16,601. His 6-day total is $145,603.
A triple stumper from each round:
NON-TRADITIONAL ACTORS ($1000) (read by “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan) I made my acting debut in 2014 ordering Annie & Abed around as the host of a VCR game called “Pile of Bullets” on this NBC sitcom that also starred my old pal Jonathan Banks
2-WORD RESPONSES ($1,600) This Italian cruise ship was hijacked on October 7, 1985
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Music in America”
Established by Congress in 1798, it’s the oldest continuously active U.S. professional music ensemble. show