The Great Depression In Cinderella Man

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Director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer created the movie “Cinderella Man” a film based on a true story of a boxer named Jim Braddock. Staring Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger and Paul Giamatti. It was about his life after losing his boxing money in the stock market crash and how he got back into boxing after. The movie did a magnificent job on portraying the great depression but didn’t exactly go along with what truly happened in the life of Jim Braddock. The movie inspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim Braddock, once a never knocked out light heavy weight boxer forced into retirement after repeated losses. All takes place during the great depression, between the 1930’s and mid 1940’s. Braddock starts to work in dead end jobs to support his wife Mae and their children. Still not totally forgetting about his dream of boxing and thanks to last minute cancellation, he finds himself back in the right against the second rank world contender. To everyone’s amazement, Braddock wins in the third round. Despite the fact that he is a lot lighter than he was before and had broke his hand in three places, continues to fight against challengers and wins. That’s when he gets his nick name…show more content…
The housing, all the people begging for work, and the looks on people’s faces are all similar to the real thing. The scenes where the men are at docks lined up at the fence begging for work is especially accurate. Everyone needed money but only a few were chosen to work daily. Another scene that shows the great depression is when Jim has to go to get relief money. He feels terrible about it, to be looked at as a charity case. Which is very different from today’s society, now in days we take advantage of every opportunity to get as much of the money anyone is willing to give and most of the time don’t even try to work for it. Before they waited unto they absolutely needed to ask. No where in the film is there someone

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