Film Analysis: Cinderella Man

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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 you a real insight by just having a wet piece of paper on the ground with a title of "Unemployment hits record…show more content…
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