|Sarah von Riedemann, a medical writer from Toronto, ON
||Beth Masterson, a correctional librarian from Lincolnton, NC
||Hunter Appler, an attorney from Mount Airy, NC (5-day total: $129,202)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES
Final Jeopardy! clue: 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
What is Psycho? (Incorrect responses, if any, and full game stats, can be found in the comments section.)
Beth 2000 + 1300 = 3300
Sarah 8300 + 8300 = 16600
Hunter 10000 + 6601 = 16601 (6-day total: $145,803)
Congratulations, Hunter, joining the ranks of the superchamps!
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[In the next scene, the classic, brutal shower murder scene, an unexplainable, unpremeditated, and irrational murder, the major star of the film – Marion – is shockingly stabbed to death after the first 47 minutes of the film’s start. It is the most famous murder scene ever filmed and one of the most jarring. It 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, and inter-cutting slow-motion and regular speed footage. The audience’s imagination fills in the illusion of complete nudity and fourteen violent stabbings. Actually, she never really appears nude (although the audience is teased) and there is only implied violence – at no time does the knife ever penetrate deeply into her body. In only one split instant, the knife tip touches her waist just below her belly button. Chocolate syrup was used as ‘movie blood’, and a casaba melon was chosen for the sound of the flesh-slashing knife.
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