Confessions of a Movie-Fan: Introspection Into a Consumer's Experiential Consumption of "Pride & Prejudice"

As people enjoy movies for various reasons, this paper is taking an existential-phenomenological perspective to discuss the consumption of movies as a holistic personal lived experience. By using subjective personal introspection, the lead author provides hereby insights into his personal lived consumption experiences with the recently released movie Pride & Prejudice. Although the introspective data suggest that a complex tapestry of interconnected factors contributes to a consumer’s movie enjoyment, this study found a consumer’s personal engagement with the movie narrative and its characters to be of particular importance. This personal engagement not only allows for a momentary escape from reality into the imaginative movie world, but is even further enhanced through intertextuality, by which the consumer connects the movie to one’s personal life experiences.



Citation:

Markus Wohlfeil and Susan Whelan (2007) ,"Confessions of a Movie-Fan: Introspection Into a Consumer's Experiential Consumption of "Pride & Prejudice"", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8, eds. Stefania Borghini, Mary Ann McGrath, and Cele Otnes, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 137-143.

Authors

Markus Wohlfeil, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Susan Whelan, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8 | 2007



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