The long-festering fight over the film The Reader reached a dénouement yesterday when Scott Rudin walked away from the film and took his name off it. Harvey Weinstein, who’s co-producing, had insisted The Reader come out in time for awards season, because the Harvey brand desperately needs a hit. Rudin was concerned that Reader star Kate Winslet would compete with herself for awards; she’s already starring in the Rudin-produced Revolutionary Road, also due in December. Now, it’s Harvey’s baby. The Big Picture reports that he’s pouring money into crash editing and scoring sessions so that he can have a seat at the Oscars.