Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movie Directors) for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (Season 37, Game 107):
Along with his writing partner, this director is the only person to win screenwriting Oscars for both a film & its sequel
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The Jeopardy! community is mourning the loss of Brayden Smith, who passed away on February 5. The Brayden Smith Memorial Fund has been established, dedicated to furthering the educational aspirations of Southern Nevada students.
|Frances Kreigh, an assistant controller from Pacifica, California
|Aaron Craig, a business litigation attorney originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Sam Stapleton, a college consultant from Los Gatos, California (2-day total: $50,301)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Sam picked up his 2nd win yesterday after David missed a late Daily Double. Sam is still a better-than-average champion, though—the prediction model puts him at over 60% to win today. Much like his last two games, he’ll have a good chance of winning if he keeps the incorrect response numbers down.
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Correct response: Who is Francis Ford Coppola?
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Along with Mario Puzo, who originally wrote the novels that the films were based on, Francis Ford Coppola won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1972 and 1974 for both The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Frances $11,000 – $10,900 = $100 (Who is Mike Nichols?)
Aaron $11,200 + $10,827 = $22,027 (Who is Francis Ford Coppola?) (1-day total: $22,027)
Sam $19,200 – $3,201 = $15,999 (Who is Tarantino)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AIRLINES IN OTHER WORDS $800 (clue #19)
Frances 3600 +2000 (Sam 2200 Aaron 4200)
2) AFRICAN COUNTRIES $2000 (clue #3)
Sam 6800 +4000 (Aaron 4800 Frances 5800)
3) PHYSICS $1600 (clue #28, $4000 left on board)
Sam 21200 -2000 (Aaron 11200 Frances 11000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 105
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.44 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Aaron $11,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Sam $19,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Frances $9,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,400
Sam Stapleton, career statistics:
60 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
30.41% in first on buzzer (52/171)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400
Aaron Craig, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200
Frances Kreigh, career statistics:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Aaron Craig, to win:
2 games: 35.747%
Avg. streak: 1.556 games.
- Kudos to Aaron for getting a difficult Final to take victory today.
- Those fans who care about such details will be happy to know that we saw a full credit roll in today’s game.
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