Confessions of a Movie-Fan: Introspection into the Experiential Consumption of ‘Pride & Prejudice’

Markus Wohlfeil, Susan Whelan

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By using subjective personal introspection, this paper describes the consumption of movies as a holistic experience. After reviewing the current literature, the author is discussing the consumption of movies as a holistic lived experience. He then provides rich evidence by describing his personal lived experience in the consumption of the recently released movie Pride & Prejudice. The introspective data suggest that a number of different factors contribute to the enjoyment of the movie, which include a) the consumed media format, b) the engagement with the movie and its components, c) the individual consumption context, d) the social consumption context, e) the atmosphere during consumption, f) the collection of movie-related memorabilia and g) the intertextuality between the movie experience and the consumer’s personal life experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pageson CD-Rom
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventProceedings of the 9th Irish Academy of Management Conference - University College Cork, Cork/IRL: IAM
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 9th Irish Academy of Management Conference
CityUniversity College Cork, Cork/IRL: IAM
Period1/01/06 → …


  • film consumption
  • movie consumption
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • experiential consumption
  • autoethnography
  • introspection
  • introspective research
  • Subjective personal introspection
  • Consumer behaviour

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