Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 15, 2016

Today’s contestants:

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:
Hunter $10,000
Sarah $8,300
Beth $2,000

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

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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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According to AMC’s Filmsite:

[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.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 15, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 15, 2016 at 5:35 pm |

    Game Stats:
    Hunter: 10,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
    Sarah: 10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
    Beth: 4,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 9 incorrect, 41.07% in first on buzzer

    Hunter Appler, to date: (5 games)
    139 correct
    14 incorrect
    5/7 on Daily Doubles
    5/6 in Final Jeopardy
    39.27% in first on buzzer (130/331)
    Average Coryat: $16,033

    Hunter Appler, to win:
    7 games: 56.94%
    8: 32.42%
    9: 18.46%
    10: 10.51%
    11: 5.98%
    Avg. streak: 7.322 games.

  2. I think the JEOPARDY writers jumbled up some facts, embarrassing themselves and costing the contestant money:
    Symphonie Fantastique is Berlioz, who died in 1869
    Symphonie Pathétique is Tchaikovsky, who died in 1893

  3. Yipes– my fault for mishearing. The honor of the show is secure for another day. Thanks for the unequivocal screen capture.

  4. Diana DiPietro | June 17, 2016 at 11:08 pm |

    I also questioned the answer, Tchaikovsky….I was convinced it was “Berlioz”.

    • Andy Saunders | June 18, 2016 at 10:09 am |

      Well, Diana, you can rest assured that you weren’t the only person to misread the clue and think it was Berlioz and not Tchaikovsky.

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