Cinderella man – (c) a secondary source “the worst point [of the depression] in the united states was 1933 when more than 15 million americans – one-quarter of the labor force – were unemployed” [1. Zachary zaret professor o’neil hist 173 2 may 2015 cinderella man and the great depression cinderella man is a biographical film of boxer james j braddock that clearly illustrates americas struggle through the great depressioncinderella man accurately shows the prevailing attitude of the time the movie also focuses on how boxing was a temporary shelter from the suffering for many. In the end of the film cinderella man, jim ends up winning his fight against max baer, which is the most significant event in his life jim is trying to provide for a family after he lost his license during the great depression.
Transcript of cinderella man & the great depression the great depression, caused by the stock market crash on october 1929, lead to a high unemployment and poverty rate in 1933 the great depression reached its downpoint and 50% of the country's banks had failed. After teaching the great depression i like to show the film cinderella man attached you will find my unit and lesson objectives along with the 15 discussion questions that i have that accompany the film. The movie cinderella man is about braddock rising from a poor, unsuccessful boxer to the heavyweight boxing champion of the world the historical background to his life and career was during the same time period as the great depression. During the great depression, a common-man hero, james j braddock--aka the cinderella man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history.
Cinderella man, we learn the story of prize fighter jimmy braddock and his family throughout the film, we see the terrible hardship that jimmy braddock and his family endure as a result of the great depression. Director ron howard discusses his latest film, cinderella man, a rags-to-riches true story of boxer james braddock, whose improbable rise during the great depression embodied the hopes of the. This us history 1930’s great depression cinderella man bundle has a 50 page download you will have access to my google drive link, and all the videos will be included for ppt’s/keynotes. Zachary zaret professor o’neil hist 173 2 may 2015 cinderella man and the great depression cinderella man is a biographical film of boxer james j braddock that clearly illustrates americas struggle through the great depression. Cinderella man james j braddock is an up-and-coming boxer finding success and wealth in the late 1920s the crash of the stock market and the great depression quickly change all of that.
Cinderella man is a film about the great depression how is this period in history depicted in the film the film cinderella man is based on a true story about a boxer james j braddock, during the great depression in the 1930’s. The great depression in cinderella man essay - the great depression is seen as one of the most sorrowful and desolate times in the history of the united states this time was the longest period of recession ever seen by this nation so far. Best answer: 3 there are several examples of how the great depression affected people: the braddock's had their gas and electric turned off and became cold even though mae and the kids tried to collect fire wood from fence slats, etc. The great depression the big picture the great depression was the longest and most severe economic decline in american history on october 29, 1929, the stock market crashed and began the depression although industry leaders issued optimistic predictions for the nation's economy, the market crash wiped out nearly 40% of the paper values of stocks. Braddock’s bad luck can be accredited to he and his family being hit hard by the depression james braddock was the husband to mae and a father to two sons and one daughter during the midst of the depression, braddock and his manager, joe gould, worked hard to schedule fights in order to gain a purse and support his family.
As braddock's career in the ring dried up, the great depression put a stake through the heart of america's economy, and braddock found himself working at the new york docks for pitiful wages as he. Summaries during the great depression, a common-man hero, james j braddock--aka the cinderella man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. This essay was written for a class assignment we had to write an essay response to the movie cinderella man in which russel crowe stars as james j braddock the movie takes place during the great depression and is in fact based on a true story.
The cinderella man is a movie based on a true story during the great depression in new jersey the movie portrayed many scenes that are much related to the depression period in september 25, 1929, just 1 month from black tuesday, james j braddock was living in style, big bucks to earn, he lived in a house, had a lot of jewelry on his cub. Cinderella man was a decently accurate movie about the lifestyle and struggles of people during the great depression the movie had shown that braddock, a once wealthy boxer who had won his share of bouts, was now struggling to keep his family afloat after losing a majority of his money in the stock market crash of 1929. Cinderella man quotes max baer: this isn't a joke, pal people die in fairy tales all the time mae braddock: every time you get hit, it feels like i'm getting hit, too.
Cinderella man in a time when america needed a champion, an unlikely hero would arise, proving how hard a man would fight to win a second chance for his family and himself a struggling boxer in the the great depression, jim, gives up his portion of breakfast to his young daughter themes: poverty, family, fatherhood, responsibility. Cinderella man & the great depression 1 how much money did braddock win during his 1928 fight 2 during the 1920’s, what kind of lifestyle were the braddock’s maintaining 3 how did that change by 1933 describe their living conditions 4 how much money was braddock’s fight in 1933 worth 5 why did the son steal salami. Cinderella man was shot in toronto instead of new york production designer wynn thomas says new york had “changed too much” since the depression to shoot there production designer wynn thomas says new york had “changed too much” since the depression to shoot there. In looking at the great depression from the stand point of the movie cinderella man, we see a young man with a family who is laid off and can not find work he needs to feed his family so he boxes.
Cinderella man study guide questions 1 briefly describe the following aspects of jim braddock’s life in the beginning of the film before the great depression: boxing career/ reputation: famous boxer, james braddock. James j braddock the american world heavyweight boxing champion from 1935 until 1937 his astonishing comeback in 1934 earned him the nickname, the cinderella man boxer james j braddock was. Cinderella man study guide questions 1 briefly describe the following aspects of jim braddock’s life in the beginning of the film before the great depression: boxing career/ reputation: he is a champion and is famous.