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Cinderella Man Film Review

Cinderella Man & the Great Depression

Refer to your memories of the movie, Cinderella Man, class notes & discussion, and textbook to complete the following activities. This will be graded as a participation grade; therefore, your work should reflect an appropriate level of effort.
Part 1
Characters: (5 points) Briefly describe each character. In your description you should consider (1) how he/she was affected by the Great Depression (2) evaluate how he/she handled challenges.
Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) __________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Mae Braddock (Renee Zelwegger) _______________________________________________________________________________________________
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Joe Gould (Paul Giamatti) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Braddock children (Jay, _________________________________________________________________________________
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Part 2
Analysis: (5 points) You must use the following terms in your answers to the questions below. Underline the terms. (Hooverville, FDR, New Deal, relief, stock market)

When the local boxing commission revoked Jim Braddock’s boxing license, he took hard-labor jobs in the shipyards. At one point he was trying to support a family of 5 on $24 a month.
Describe how living conditions for the Braddock family changed after 1929. Include as many details from the film as possible.





What help was there for people like Jim Braddock who were looking for work and food to feed their families?






How did Jim Braddock & many Americans feel about accepting help?








Part 3
Men/Women Comparison: (10 points) Based on the movie and your experiences, explain how you think the Great Depression affected men and women differently? Similarities?