I also report on Martin Scorsese's work-in-progress Hugo and my lunch with 3-D missionary James Cameron. Hugo may inspire nominations in Academy tech categories, but may be too geared toward cinephiles, as a love letter to early cinema, and may not be commercial. "It's a very expensive art film," I suggest.
We debate how Academy voters weigh against genre with such films as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rise of Planet of the Apes, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Here's the podcast.