Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1970s Movies) for Thursday, July 19, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 224):
Earning its director the first of many Oscar nominations, this 1977 film had the working title “Watch the Skies”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Michelle Mueckler, a stay-at-home mom from Elgin, South Carolina
|Justin Moody, a paralegal from Durham, North Carolina
|Ryan Fenster, a student from SeaTac, Washington (6-day total: $127,397)
Ryan was brought back on Tuesday because the judges reversed themselves on a ruling of “schism” vs. “Great Schism” in the February 2 game. Others who have won an interrputed five games (having won at least once, then coming back, and winning again) include Bob Mesko in 2006 and Tom Nichols in 1994.
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Correct response: What is Close Encounters of the Third Kind?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind resulted in Steven Spielberg receiving the first of his seven Best Director Oscar nominations; the film is a story of Indianan Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), and how his life changes following an encounter with a UFO.
One pitfall for contestants here, and for those of you playing along at home: While the rules of the show provide for the addition, removal, or change of leading articles at the start of titles, internal articles (such as the one in the title of this film) are not allowed to be changed. So, if you said “What is Close Encounters of a Third Kind” at home, you shouldn’t give yourself credit for a correct response.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Justin $11,200 + $11,199 = $22,399
Michelle $11,400 + $11,400 = $22,800
Ryan $14,600 + $14,500 = $29,100 (7-day total: $156,497)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TRAIL MIX $800 (19th pick)
Justin 2400 +800 (Ryan 2200 Michelle 0)
2) WORLD HISTORY $800 (2nd pick)
Justin 6000 +1000 (Michelle 2200 Ryan 1000)
3) THE ABCs OF THE CIA $800 (15th pick)
Justin 9800 +1000 (Michelle 7000 Ryan 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 60
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Ryan $14,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Michelle $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Justin $10,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $8,000(on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200
Ryan Fenster, stats to date:
163 correct, 45 incorrect
38.88% in first on buzzer (173/445)
6/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,200)
7/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,850
Ryan Fenster, to win:
8 games: 45.17%
Avg. streak: 7.824 games.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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