Life in the 1930’s shown in Cinderella Man In Ron Howard’s film, Cinderella Man, the story of the famous boxer James J. Braddock is told during his career in the late 1920’s and 1930’s during the Great Depression. Jim is a fierce boxer during the 1920’s and is very successful, but as the years go by Jim begins to wash up and lose his luck in the ring. He suffers an injury and loses his job as a professional boxer right as the economy begins to plunge as the country enters the Great Depression. Jim and his wife Mae Braddock, begin to struggle with paying the bills and providing for their two kids. Due to the lack of employment oppurtunities throughout the nation Jim’s family is put in jeopardy. When things begin to seem as if they couldn’t get any worst for Jim and his family, his manager Joe Gould approaches Jim with an interesting proposition. He offers Jim a chance to get into the ring for one last fight, and with all odds against him he defeats his opponent. After the win Jim begins boxing again and goes on a winning streak as he defeats every boxer in his way. Just as Jim regains popularity he is offered a shot to fight Max Baer, the current heavyweight champion of the world for the title. With courage and bravery Jim accepts the challenge and gives the fight his all. After 15 rounds in the ring, Jim comes out victorious with a win by judge decision and shocks the nation. Overall the movie Cinderella Man proved itself to be very realistic and believable in its portrayal of how hard life was during the Great Depression for the entire country. Cinderella Man was very accurate in its depiction of life in the Great Depression and had many scenes that directly related to what I learned in class. One scene that i think stood out as very realistic to the 1930’s was when Jim goes in search of his friend in one of many notorious “Hoovervilles”. It shows people being forced to live in shacks and unsanitary conditions due to poverty because of the depression. In class
US History II
March 5, 2014
Cinderella Man Analysis
“Cinderella Man” is the story of James J. Braddock’s life through the Great Depression. His journey begins as a prominent young boxer in a booming economy but with the stock market, Braddock’s boxing career plummets also. He is soon one of the many millions Americans battling poverty and meeting ends meet. “Cinderella Man” is an inspirational film that shows the audience how to overcome adversity and rise up.
The portrayal of Jimmy Braddock….
From a descent fighter making it by in the world, to soup lines, to making one intense comeback, Braddock lived the ultimate American dream. “Cinderella Man,” James Braddock comes from New Jersey and he’s a light-heavyweight boxer in the start of this film. Making it by in life, he is forced to give up his dream when he ends up fighting with a broken hand, which took him out of the ring when he threw an illegal punch. That punch resulted with James losing his license. The Braddock’s….
The boxing drama starring Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger and directed by Ron Howard is based on a true story of one man's extraordinary fight to save the family he loved. "Cinderella Man" tells a boxing story we've all heard before, Fighter gets knocked down, fighter struggles, fighter ultimately wins, but this story is different. This movie characterizes what actually happened to James J. Braddock, the celebrated athlete whose boxing comeback became a sign for hope during the….
‘Choose two or more of the central characters and describe them. How has Ron Howard directed your response to them? Do these characters change during the course of the film?’
Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film directed by Ron Howard. The film is based on real-life events that focus on the life of the professional boxer James J. Braddock and his struggle through the Great Depression. The main characters portrayed in the film are very diverse and versatile throughout the story. Howard’s….
Cultural values play a major part in ‘Cinderella Man’ the biography of James Braddock, directed by Ron Howard. The way Howard uses setting plat characters and sound help to show how glum and dark the 1930s Depression was in New Jersey. All these filmic techniques work to describe and illustrate what it was really like in the Great Depression This allows the viewer and audience to put themselves in the characters’ shoes and experience the hardships New Jersey faced. The cultural values that James….
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Cinderella Man Essay
When you think of the Roaring Twenties, Jazz musicians, The Harlem Renaissance, and flappers all come to mind. They all remind you of great joy and happiness. Light-weight contender James J. Braddock was an average family man living a great, successful life in the United States during the year of 1928. When the Great Depression hit due to the stock market crash, James’ life started to go downhill and it was becoming harder for him to provide for his family. After losing an….
1. James Braddock’s life in the 1920’s before the stock market crashed was easy living. His family had a nice house with everything they wanted. James was winning fights and his children had plenty of food to eat. But in the 1930’s after the depression James had to sell everything he had to stay out of poverty….
fighting increased. He had pride and hope for everything. H e never gave up on himself and his family.
Despite a broken hand and the hatred crowd brought upon him, he never hesitated to do his best on the rink while fighting towards the strongest man on the boxing business. Johnston fired Braddock as the great depression hit, leaving JJB with nothing to come home with. Their money was on tight conditions but when his son Howard came home with a stolen salami, he didn’t think twice on giving it back….
hope for the people that a better life was coming and would be there soon.
James J. Braddock was a courageous and inspiring man who put his whole heart and effort into things. He loved his family and always fought hard to support them and give them the life they deserved. He always kept going and never gave up. When the time came to fight Max Bear, a terrible man that had killed two people in the ring already, Braddock did not back down, showing true bravery; risking his life for his family….