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No other woman From my perspective, this movie itself is a culture based because culture appeared from a long time ago. We keep on talking with our emotions and expressing our ideas to one another. This is similar to one of our culture in our own country. No matter transmission or ritual, they are both related. We communicate through culture and the world is changing so fast. We have to catch up the stage so that we won’t left behind.
It’s true that we filipinos are naturally fond of watching movies where we base our life, Filipinos are truly one of the most cheerful and optimistic people in the world. We love to laugh, share jokes and make fools of ourselves all in the spirit of fun. We find humor in almost every situation no matter how dire or depressing it is. Even in the midst of poverty, you can still see the smiles on the faces of the little kids playing on the streets or witness the animated expressions of the men and women gathered together sharing stories in their tambayan. Humor even finds its way into politics, the historical impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona has had its share of quite a number of funny and dramatic moments. In every aspect of our daily lives, we can always make the best of any situation and turn it into a fun circumstance. And it’s this natural hopefulness that gets us through the different problems we encounter every day. In good and bad times, in sickness and health, we are counted on laughters , dramas , tears to lift us up.
Since the television and technologies arose; Filipinos have been forever glued to moving pictures inside a box. From toddlers to grandparents, countless hours have been spent in front of the television. Our senses have enjoyed a lack of options: streaming videos, YouTube movies, star cinema, GMA films, viva films and so on. But in spite of all the options in front of us, we always had been drawn to be allure of the big screen.
Nothing can beat this unique experience of watching movies – while the murmuring and whispers were heard. Each movie has different genre that is base through our culture, mores and myth. Mass media like movies can easily affect our opinions, behaviour, and attitudes, and began to focus and socialize.
Based on the article of Carey’s communication as culture, Communication is also the method where one produces reality by creating symbolic models or representations that give the collective experience of the world a meaningful forms; one can accomplish this method through art, religion, and communication itself. These rituals create spiritual connections furthermore bringing people together in harmony and recreating and repairing connections as needed to maintain that harmony. Although Carey’s ritual model is known as a method that maintains society in time and the representation of shared beliefs, it doesn’t simply cut out the transmitting messages; in fact most rituals include an instrumental purpose. Ritual model is an art. It is expressed within the societies in many different forms: mythodology can be formed as art and ritual; it has revealed to the modern world a new source of communication within ones imagination, and has worn.

No matter what genre; through our different experiences, beliefs, mores, musics and films are another form of art which brings people closer within the community.
It has held ceremonies or conversations of millions of people around the world have participated because movies are art, it mirrors our culture, our humanity. The movie of “No other woman” is just only media presentation, it just only played on screen but, of what been shown there was part our life, it’s only a representation of what is happening to us. They only give us an insight of shared experience which gives the audience a sense of awareness.

According to the film, it revolves on a man’s journey on becoming a successful working husband whose perfect marriage becomes complicated when he commits faithless affair that changes his life. The process of the film undergoes the ritual model created by James Carey wherein most of the scenes of the movie have representation of shared values and way of life.
Reality is given, humanly existent, independent of language and toward which language mirrors. Rather reality is brought into existence, produced by communication by the construction, fear, and utilization of the symbolic forms.
The reality that was shown at the movie is not a mere function of symbolic forms, but is produces by humans that focus existence in specific terms.
Some of the lines in the movie had shown both Carey’s communication model.

“You like nice things no? – Christine Reyes
Yeah. They’re my guilty pleasures.
But i really don’t feel guilty ‘cause i deserve them. – Anne Curtis ”
In this scene, Christine is referring to the expensive bag of Anne during an awkward coffee meet where she finally decided to confront the mistress of her husband. Through this scene, the women manifest a fragile conversation about Derek. They use the bag as a symbolic picture for Derek Ramsy. And through this they had spiritual connections moreover; bringing people together in one subject and that is Derek Ramsy or known as Ram’s love.
The flow of the story is not a new concept in our life. Few of married couple did not success in terms of relationship. Too often, relationship fails because someone is unhappy and blames the partner.
In our Filipino culture, we patronize such movie which has “ Inaapi at nang-aapi” , white is beauty and so on.
One of the lines I remember Christine saying was :
“alam mo anong tawag sa mga umaagaw ng asawa?
Ahas. Yun bikini mo, baka balat mo lang yan” .
At that time, Anne was wearing a snake skin bikini. Another line was,
“ang marriage ay parang exclusive village lang.
Kailangan binabantayan mo para hindi makapasok ang mga squatter.”
Which Anne reacted with, buti nakapasok ka padito sa resort namin. Bawal kasi ang ugaling skwater dito.”
This is during a revelation of swimsuits. It’s an iconic dramatic scene where the 2 leading actresses had a hair- pulling scene. Anne eventually said something to Christine that literally crushed her inside. Anne make her realized of Christine how much she enjoyed doing all of it with Derek. Having a fight scenario between 2 rival groups will be normally expected. Another ritual scene, where Derek finally woke up in hospital and recovered from the car accident. What made the scene an emotional one was that Christine was there for him, patiently waiting for his recovery. Despite already of having left of Derek, and the cheat that Derek did and how much he hurt her, she still there for him.
In this scene, the audience will also realise, “what did i do wrong? What did i do to deserve a girl like this?”
This movie is eye-opening lines and lastly, there’s a lesson to learn from the movie – that it’s hard to say no to temptation when it is already happening.
In modern communications have significantly transformed the ordinary terms of experience and consciousness , and ordinary structures of interest and feeling, the normal sense of being alive of having a social relation.
Like what James Carey said from his article, “a cultural approach to communication” is that ,reading a new is a dramatic ritual act, the news is not information but portrayal of contending forces of the world. In addition, ritual model is not about information acquisition, though that’s part, but the dramatic action in which the audience joins a world of contending forces as an observer at a play, part of the ritual actions of everybody social life.
On the other side, there are still few scenes where it applied a transmission communication. It is where Christine and Derek having sex while Anne was calling on Derek’s phone, Christine answered the phone to let Anne hear all the love making sounds. - Through cellphone, Christine is transmitting message to anne that Derek chose Christine than her.

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