CLN RADIO: The Shadow and Light of Hollywood Film


Alexis speaks with film historian and new media pioneer Randall Libero about the multiple dimensions of Hollywood Film

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What do motion pictures (Hollywood Film) have to do with human consciousness? According to film historian and new media expert Randall Libero, a lot!

When we watch a movie, whether romantic comedy, deep drama or even documentary, are we tuning in to tune out or are we staying conscious within ourselves and not allowing what we’re experiencing with our physical senses take us over?

These questions spawned a most intriguing discussion about the role of media in consciousness and why now more than ever we must choose wisely the images that we allow to come into our lives.

Both shadow and light have a critical role to play in the way we view film and it is with this perception that many ancient peoples understood the benefits of both in all aspects of life.

With more choices than ever to view media as well as create it, we can certainly choose which side of the veil we wish to partake.

Fortunately with these choices, the emergence of conscious media is now being given a starring role. And with this burgeoning trend, we now have the opportunity to allow that which we take in through our eyes and ears – expand our consciousness, rather than repress it.

This is a special re-broadcast of Conscious Inquiry Radio. But note, ALL of what is discussed is even more relevant today! Listen up!

More about our guest:

randall-libero-jpeg-pictureRandall Libero is a producer and online media authority with more than 25 years of professional experience across three major media industries. He has a combined media background in creative and technical film and TV production for network and independent television, broadcast news journalism, and Internet Radio & TV. He began as a comedy writer at NBC television in Burbank and later shot, edited, directed and produced TV pilots, documentaries, TV talk shows and commercials in Los Angeles. In the 1990s, he created the first online media research facility and historical news archive for the U.S. State Department’s International Bureau of Broadcasting and WorldNet TV and was nominated for a major agency award.

He is currently known for being one of the first “Internet Producers”, producing thousands of hours of TV and radio programs and online events with some of the world’s leading best-selling authors, motivational personalities, visionary thinkers, and business leaders. He has built highly successful New Media content and innovative online marketing strategies for many NY Time bestselling authors and notable personalities such as Jack LaLanne, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. John Gray, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, and many others.

Randall is the producer and host of the Spirit of Film: Conversations radio show, an Internet Radio program that premiered in September 2006 and has been heard by more than half a million people globally. He is also the producer and host of the new “Visionary Entertainment” TV series and a speaker at conferences, seminars, and workshops internationally.

As Senior Executive Producer for the VoiceAmerica Network, (, he created and directed the pioneering 7th Wave online radio broadcast channel, which premiered in May 2006 and has grown to more than a million listeners monthly.

Randall’s mission is to promote the idea of a new emerging period in media history which he calls the era of “Visionary Entertainment,” a term he coined in 2005 which refers to a convergence of the worlds of media and entertainment, technology, culture, and consciousness in the Digital Age and their impact on both the individual human being and society.

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  1.' Hollywood used to enlighten, uplift, inspire, educate, compel. It has to renew or fade away. Restore the Integrity and quality of Work. says:

    and not all films have be in over-the-top “HD”, depressing, somber, fuzzy, hazy hues and color. sounds, images, visuals, pictures, editing of the mediocre films today are pushed in your face …. someone once said that that hollywood has lost it’s integrity and touch because it has been about the “editing” and not the story, performance, script. commercializiation is losing it’s touch and interest. audience are bored ….

    the greatness and beauty of the art, in past to be renewed, was that the art and the film did not tell you how to think or feel … the subtlties, the nuances, the silences, the pauses of non-HD and analog …. watching media in “HD” , in foresight, diminishes the natural, creative process and is over-stimulating to the senses (our natural senses needs a pause, a break to process, to filter what we are experiencing) … kinesthetically, with all the details filling in every inch of the screen, and popping out of the screen, there is no space and room to breathe and intuit.

    Robert Redford spoke recently in an interview that the reason he brought out to light his new film, “A Walk In The Woods” was to bring back a film and story that has been missing for quite a few years now.

    Renew the art. Hope to see one brave fillmaker to step outside the conformity and return to the greatness of fillmmaking. Go all the way, like our past greats for our future. How about filming in analog, HD-free, focus on the story and not special effects, over the top emotions, but genuine emotion. A problem to solve is that many of the mediocre, commericialized younger generations of “actors” have been exposed and entrained to a living enviroment of sterile, cold, soul-less technology (of “smart phones”, social media, internet, pop culture, etc) as the example of human relationship and development. Where are the great artists of today? The new actors (with the exception of a very few) are no longer genuine, great artists but socially enginneered, homogenized made for profit (bad) actors, at the least. to sensitive our selves to the lack of quality, skill, unique and distinct giftedness that sets each true individuated artist and person apart reduces our own unique humanity.
    Lately, it’s hard to tell from one film from another. We miss the greats.

    The greats should not have to “work” (just to be “glad to be able to work”) and sacrifice their light, art and integrity because hollywood is (d)evolving to a conformed standard. Stand up, demand better scripts. Remember the strikes, Normae Rae? Silkwood?

    “hollywood”, t.v., music and mainstream media have become an imblalanced industry of violence/apathy/pessimism darkness, politicking, social enginnering, soundbites, memes and hashtags …. a sore lack of wisdom, enlightenment, genuine inspiration/empathy and humanity. the balance has to return. or the entire industry will fade out in the present planetary and wordly cycle (fifth world).

    in satya, in truth, in liberation. aho.

  2.' Hollywood used to enlighten, uplift, inspire, educate, compel. It has to renew or fade away. Restore the Integrity and quality of Work. says:

    hollywood films today are missing a genuine, pure heart centered relationship with the audience. a true grace.

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