Awards Chatter

Kate Winslet - 'Wonder Wheel'

Episode Summary

Arguably the finest screen actress of her generation reflects on her unlikely journey to 'Titanic' — in which she played her first leading role, at 21 — and the massive celebrity that came with its success; why, seven years later, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' proved a career game-changer; and why she despised Harvey Weinstein long before the revelations about his sexual misconduct. But first: Dr. Ross Melnick, an associate professor of film and media studies at UC-Santa Barbara and and an expert on film exhibition (he's one of two 2017 Academy Film Scholars), about recent acquisitions of movie theater chains, closings of art-house movie theaters in America and how MoviePass actually works.

Episode Notes

Arguably the finest screen actress of her generation reflects on her unlikely journey to 'Titanic' — in which she played her first leading role, at 21 — and the massive celebrity that came with its success; why, seven years later, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' proved a career game-changer; and why she despised Harvey Weinstein long before the revelations about his sexual misconduct.

But first: Dr. Ross Melnick, an associate professor of film and media studies at UC-Santa Barbara and and an expert on film exhibition (he's one of two 2017 Academy Film Scholars), about recent acquisitions of movie theater chains, closings of art-house movie theaters in America and how MoviePass actually works.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.