RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MODERN SOCIETY AND VIOLENCE: SOCIOLOGICAL FILM ANALYSIS OF 71 FRAGMENTS OF A CHRONOLOGY OF CHANCE

Keywords: Modernism, Modern Society, Violence, Michael Haneke, Cinema, Representation

Abstract

In modern societies, the daily life practices of individuals within the capitalist

system become mechanized and become routine and monotonous. In this modernist

life style, where life is shaped on the axis of consumption and constantly exposed to

the violence of the media and television, individualized people remain in alienation,

lack of communication and loneliness. With the loss of values and meaning in daily

life, which is one of the results of the system, a crisis that people cannot cope with

emerges and it is seen that they use violence. This collapse, which starts at an

individual level, turns into a social collapse and violence becomes one of the

problems of modern societies. While cinema has the power to influence societies with

its representations, it is also a branch of art that is affected by social relations. While

the theme of violence, used by cinema in every period, is seen as a tool in genre films

and serves dominant ideology or popular culture, it is being used by auteaur directors

with a critical approach to seek answers to some concerns. This study aims to analyze

the representation of the relationship between modern society and violence through

cinema, by focusing on the film “71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance” directed

by an auteaur director Micheal Haneke, from the perspective of sociological criticism.

Published
2022-07-22