Cinderella Man Film Analysis

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Two scenes that stuck out to me in the movie Cinderella Man were major keys in showing what it was like in the Great Depression and how it affected people. Although in these scenes James did not talk much at all the actual events that took place showed what he and his family was going through. The first scene chosen was when James was trying to get a job, back in these times there would a crowd of people behind a fence or barrier and the person looking for workers would hand pick people to do the said job. In this scene people are behind a fence trying to be picked for they job because it was very hard to get work so many people were poor and were paid very badly. The man looking for workers picks seven people for the designated job and someone yelling out "I've been here since 4". This man then takes out a gun and points it at the man picking workers trying to convince him to let him work, but the gunman is later beaten and taken away. This shows a great deal of how sad it was back then, that a man has to stick someone up just to try to get money to help himself and/or his family. Then it gives…show more content…
The first fireside chat is a huge step for FDR and the government to try and help the American people and give them some hope in trying to get through the terrible time. The first fireside chat, FDR talks about banking and what the bank does with your money. The banking problem during the great depression FDR explains it well saying "Because of undermined confidence on the part of the public, there was a general rush by a large portion of our population to turn bank deposits into currency or gold—a rush so great that the soundest banks couldn’t get enough currency to meet the demand." FDR addresses the people telling them that a law he will put into affect which gave authority to develop a program of rehabilitation of banking facilities to try and help the American
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