Textual Analysis – City of God Opening Sequence

  • Knives – Danger
  • Depicts violence
  • Music – Juxtaposition – Diegetic
  • Title, Forecast
  • Main character
  • Death, Chickens,
  • Chicken – Rocket
  • Chicken escaping favela
  • Chicken tied up, bound
  • Worried Chicken
  • Malnourished chicken
  • Laid back, Party Atmosphere
  • Blood, foreshadowing
  • Chicken Hunted
  • Shooting the chicken
  • Chicken chased by police car
  • Narrowly avoids danger – symbolic
  • Guns show danger
  • Slow motion signifies important event
  • Police, stand off

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