stevo4212 wrote:Did you notice the difference in difficulty between the categories "Celebrities Favorite Movies" and "20th Century Literature"? In the movie category, the movies Brazil and Local Hero are things I've never heard of, whereas the hardest literary clue was a famous play by Edward Albee, a very famous playwright (although, admittedly, Three Tall Women is not as famous as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). I think this supports my theory that there is a great disparity in difficulty among categories.
I've heard of all three of them - I've seen
all three of them - and while I know folks around here study lists like Pulitzer Prizes I'm not sure Three Tall Women is more famous. Brazil, like many Terry Gilliam films, has a cult following. (And Local Hero, as others have said, is superb - Pat's still not my favorite, but my opinion of him has risen immeasurably.) And I don't think the fact that TTW, which is also superb, btw, was the one that stumped them helps make the case...Theater is often a troublesome subject for Jeopardy! contestants. Movies seldom are.
Madagascar - another obvious response in retrospect that just did not come to mind. It wasn't until about 15 seconds in that I reread the clue and realized that Haiti couldn't be right...