“The Movies in Our Dreams” with John David Ebert

December 31, 2008
Hosted by Randall Libero

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Episode Description

Independent cultural critic and fellow mythic film historian John David Ebert of the online journal Cinema Discourse (CinemaDiscourse.com) joins me to talk about exactly how films have been “changing we think, live and dream”. John’s web essays look at current and classic movies from a literary, and particularly a mythological point of view. In this new era of the “Visionary Film” the thin veil between the dreams we see on the screen and our personal dream states and visions is becoming almost indistinguishable. Our conversation spanned the whole history of the movies, from a new mythic visual language birthed in silent films, to the landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey, to Japanese anime and the new Batman movies and their effects on modern social consciousness and culture.

Spirit of Film: Conversations

Spirit of Film: Conversations

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Movies are changing the way we think, live and dream. “Spirit of Film: Conversations” with Randall Libero showcases the resurgence of modern movies beyond traditional Hollywood fare; those with a strong social conscience, a search for values and meaning, and a willingness to take risks. The program explores the personal and artistic journeys of today’s independent and visionary filmmakers who are ‘breaking the mold’ and communicating their message by using new methods of distribution available in the New Media culture to make an impact. The program celebrates motion picture’s unique magic power to move us emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually in this New Era of ‘Visionary Entertainment’; as new methods of storytelling, art, technology, and movie distribution are converging.

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Randall Libero

Randall Libero

Randall Libero is a producer with more than 25 years of professional experience across three major media industries; creative and technical film and TV production for network and independent television, broadcast news journalism, and Internet Radio and TV.

His career began as a cameraman, editor, and producer of TV pilots, documentaries, TV talk shows and commercials in Los Angeles during the 1980s. 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. His innovation earned him a major and prestigious agency award nomination for his efforts. He continued his career as a journalist for several years after writing national and international breaking news for CBS Radio and AOL Time Warner.

Randall brought his expertise to VoiceAmerica in 2005, and since has produced shows for many of the network’s leading hosts such as Jack LaLanne, Dr. John Gray, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, actress Dee Wallace, Gary Douglas & Dr. Dain Heer, Brett King, and many more.

As Senior Executive Producer, Randall imagined and developed the design for the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave channel, which premiered in May 2006 and in ten years, has reached more than 50 million listeners internationally. He is also the producer and host of the "Spirit of Film: Conversations" radio show, which ran as a live show on the network from 2006 - 2011.

Randall is also a speaker on media industry subjects, a self-taught musician, playing both bass and acoustic guitar, a major cat lover, and a writer working on a number of book and screenplay projects. He lives with his wife in Phoenix, Arizona and has two grown children.

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