Final Jeopardy: 1970s Films
The Final Jeopardy question (6/30/2014), in the category “1970s Films” was:
In 2013 Mario Cuomo said he finally saw this film, which he had boycotted for personal reasons, & called it “maybe …a masterpiece”.
Jill Rowley won $12,201 on Friday and is back today to try out for a second win. Today she takes on these two players: Ben Zimmer, from Jersey City, NJ; and Melinda Dudley, from Hayden, CO.
Round 1: Melinda found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “A Model of Ford, &…” under the $600 clue. She was in the lead with $4,000, $1,000 ahead of Jill in second place. She bet $2,500 but could not come up with anything so she was WRONG.
A thermonuclear reaction. show
Ben finished in the lead with $5,400. Jill was second with $4,800 and Melinda was last with $4,700.
Round 2: Melinda found the first Daily Double in “Mashed Up Book Titles” under the $800 clue. She was in third place with $5,100, $6,900 behind Jill’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
“A” is for Trespass” show
Ben found the last Daily Double in “U.S. Colony Names” under the $1,200 clue. In second place with $11,400, he was $5,400 behind Jill’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
Massachusetts means “at the big” one of these; Colony Gov. John Winthrop said, “We shall be as a city upon” one of these. show
Jill finished in the lead with $18,800. Ben was next with $15,800 and Melinda was in third place with $7,300.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS “THE GODFATHER”?
In October 2013, former NY Governor Mario Cuomo finally ended his boycott against this film, which in his view depicted Italian-Americans in a bad light. He told Larry King “maybe this thing was a masterpiece.” The NY Times reported: “Cuomo’s stand against negative depictions of Italian-Americans went far beyond preferring not to watch mob movies. He frequently railed against the suggestion that organized crime is mainly Italian, and even told reporters in 1985, ‘You’re telling me that Mafia is an organization, and I’m telling you that’s a lot of baloney.’ (Then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani countered that there was in fact a group called the Mafia that ‘organizes itself around the fact that it is Italian or Italian-American.’)”
Melinda bet $3,000 so she finished with $10,300.
Ben also bet $3,000. He finished with $18,800.
Jill bet $12,801 so she won the match with $31,601. Great to start out the week with a big win! You go, Jill! Her 2-day total is $43,802.
Here are the only triple stumpers in Double Jeopardy!
U.S. COLONY NAMES ($1600) New York is named for the Duke of York, who would become this king in 1685
LASTS ($2000) This Hitler deputy was the last prisoner at both the Tower of London & Spandau
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Famous Relatives.”
In 2011 his daughter Svetlana, living in the U.S. under the name Lana Peters, died in Wisconsin at age 85. show