Good morning! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Hollywood Legends) for Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (Season 37, Game 153):
This director was quoted as saying, “I believe I can take any 60 pages of the Bible and make a great picture”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Leah Caglio, a product manager originally from Phoenix, Arizona
|Hari Parameswaran, a college student from Xenia, Ohio
|Dana Schumacher-Schmidt, an English professor from Tecumseh, Michigan (1-day total: $20,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Dana played an incredible game yesterday to dethrone a three-time champion. She definitely has the skills to win multiple games. (I hope I haven’t jinxed anything with this.)
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Correct response: Who is Cecil B. DeMille?
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The quote was said by famed Hollywood film director Cecil B. DeMille during publicity interviews for the 1949 film Samson and Delilah; at the time, it was already his third Biblical film (after the 1923 version of The Ten Commandments and 1927’s The King of Kings); his final film was a 1956 partial remake of The Ten Commandments.
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Scores going into Final:
Dana $10,000 + $5,000 = $15,000 (Who is De Mille?)
Leah $13,800 + $3,795 = $17,595 (Who is DeMille?) (1-day total: $17,595)
Hari $13,800 – $13,800 = $0 (Who is Mel Gibson?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AMERICA BEFORE 1800 $600 (clue #3)
Dana 600 +1000 (Hari 0 Leah 0)
2) AUTHORS NOT GOING PLACES $1200 (clue #1)
Hari 200 +2000 (Dana 4800 Leah 5000)
3) GET OFF OF MY CLOUD $1600 (clue #10, $22000 left on board)
Hari 10200 -4000 (Dana 6400 Leah 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 161
J! Round: WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT? $200 “LAND” FILL $200
DJ! Round: WHAT A HOARD! $400 WE HAVE SUCH CHEMISTRY $400
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 180 (1.18 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Leah $13,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Dana $9,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Hari $17,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.85% in first on buzzer (19/53), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $5,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600
Dana Schumacher-Schmidt, career statistics:
41 correct, 3 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
31.82% in first on buzzer (35/110)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200
Hari Parameswaran, career statistics:
17 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.85% in first on buzzer (19/53)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000
Leah Caglio, career statistics:
17 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Leah Caglio, to win:
2 games: 42.000%
Avg. streak: 1.724 games.
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- There was some strategy to Leah’s bet; it was betting on a Triple Stumper. Thankfully for her, it still worked out. It was definitely risky, though, as Dana has occasion to bet $9,999.
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Nice FJ. I gave the Russian dog answer (“the guy who directed The Ten Commandments”), so I’m going to give myself half points. 😉
Still bugs me he didn’t remember Laika. That dog was martyred.
An easy Final Jeopardy! in my view. I predict all three players will get this one.
Well, easy if you know it. Never sure if younger people will get “older” pop culture.
If you’ve ever attended Sunday school, you’re likely to have seen the 1956 version of the Ten Commandments. Also, it’s on network TV every Easter. Part of the reason why Jeopardy is a young person’s game is that it’s easier for a younger person to become well-versed in older pop culture like they would learn something in history class than it is for an older person to keep current on what the kids these days are into. That, and reaction time on the buzzer!
And as it turns out, the contestant who doesn’t look to be of a JudeoChristian faith was the one who missed it – and maybe never saw the Ten Commandments.
“Older” pop culture clues like these( 50+ years) are generally of “legendary” status…hence the category title. By contrast, current pop culture clues ( which for some reason seem to be on the increase lately) are often more narrow in nature.
John Huston could be a legitimate guess. He directed “The Bible: In the Beginning…” That’s another biblical epic. It fits the quote because it involves the telling of several Old Testament stories.
Dang it, Andy! Why would you jinx it?
Reddit started the jinx. That’s my story.
Sometimes the betting strategy is way more interesting than the clue/answer.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I got de Mille right away–but in the back of my mind, I was thinking, “I could see someone like Tarantino making a cocky comment like that.” LOL
While I think Anderson Cooper is an ok host overall I’m getting irritated with his “dramatic pause” before affirming a correct answer. It also slows the game down when taken cumulatively.
After waiting 30 years, as you told Anderson, you finally got to be hailed * The Jeopardy Champion * !!!
Just think…if Dana bet it all, she would have won her SECOND game.