James J. Braddock

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  • Movie Critique : Cinderella Man

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    Film Critique: Cinderella Man Set during the Great Depression, Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man follows the life story of James J. “Cinderella Man” Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and inspiration that represented the hopes and aspirations of the American public in the 1930s. Despite the conditions Braddock and his family were forced to live through during this difficult time, Braddock’s love and devotion to his family fueled his desire to keep his family together

  • Cinderella Man and the Great Depression

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    James J. Braddock once said, " I have to believe that once things are bad, I have to change them". 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. James Braddock was not always the boxer he is now known to be, in the 1920’s he had lost one third of his fights and people referred to him as a “bum” which is the lowest

  • Analysis Of The Cinderella Man

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    The movie The Cinderella Man used boxer James J. Braddock as a representation of the many American people who experienced a prosperous life in the twenties that suddenly turned poverty-stricken during the Great Depression. As happy prosperous times quickly turned to those of stress and desperation, many Americans took risks in order to persevere through life. Before poverty struck, people took risks fueled by wealth and success, and during the Great Depression risks were influenced by desperate

  • Cinderella Man American Dream

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    “Forget all the reasons it won 't work and believe the one reason that it will.” Unknown. This quote from an unknown author perfectly addresses what I believe a critical step for attaining the American Dream is. To focus on the reasons someone cannot achieve something will only lead to disaster, but when someone takes the one reason why they can succeed, they do. There is no better representation of this and the American Dream than the movie Cinderella Man. It shows that no matter how bad things

  • Analysis Of Cinderella Man

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    Man” is a movie starring the characters James J. Braddock, the main boxer, Mae Braddock, James’ wife, Joe Gould, James’ boxing manager, and Max Baer, James’ hardest opponent. This story took place in New York and New Jersey during the 1930s, when the Depression struck America. This film is an action film for the intensity of the boxing and fighting, but also a drama film for the misery and problems that came with the Depression and the rivalry between James and his opponents. “Cinderella Man” has

  • Cinderella Man Essay

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    The Man, the Father, the Legend In Damon Runyon's Cinderella Man From its title, one gets the idea this story is going to be a myth about redemption and empowerment. In actuality, this is a tremendous true story about a man named Jimmy Braddock who lives out a fairy tale, not a sugar coated fairy tale, but more of a grimace one. Cinderella Man is a film of survival and people finding strength within, to do what they have to do to carry on, particularly for what it takes a man to provide for his

  • Cinderella Man Analysis

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    The movie Cinderella Man is a biographical film of boxer James J. Braddock that illustrates his struggle through the Great Depression. Movies often exaggerate the suffering of the Great Depression or just gloss over it, but Cinderella Man accurately shows the prevailing attitude of the time through the facial expressions of the actors and the obstacles they overcome. In the film, the people on the street and in the crowd in the boxing arenas appear worried and never smile. The only time that people

  • Analysis Of Cinderella Man

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    The film Cinderella Man was about a boxer name James Braddock and his struggles through the great depression. Through boxing Braddock gave hope to the people who faced the great depression just as he did. He gave them a type of hope that nurtured them to thinking that they would persevere through the hardship just as he did with his boxing career. From an audience perspective this film earned a 5 out of 5 stars rating because director Ron Howard served his purpose well by not only developing a boxing

  • Cinderella Man Movie Analysis

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    Many families would also experience emotional distress during the depression. This caused many to split when times got too hard, others like Jim Braddock kept his family together throughout the depression by making sure that his kids always came first. One scene shows Mae crying because she is unable to help her son and she is just unable to contain her sorrow so she has to step outside for a minute

  • How Did The Cinderella Man And The Great Depression

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    in upper classes even dropped to the lower class. It began on October 29, 1929, and the leading cause was the crash of the stock market. Everyone who put their money into stocks had lost everything they had, including the Braddock family. In the movie Cinderella james braddock and his family show the struggle of life during the great depression. Overall Cinderella Man showed many of the different aspects we covered, and was worth the watch during the class. The movie showcased many aspects of the