Haskell Wexler helped popularize the use of hand-held cameras and natural lighting in Hollywood features. However, like all forms of art, the truth behind these techniques became just another method of illusion.
My suite had a balcony overlooking the square and the Municipal Theatre. The hotel has a central open courtyard for breakfast dining. Wrought iron chairs. Glass-topped tables with bamboo place mats. A small fountain. Lacy white spheres hanging from spindly branches. It was easy to imagine Greene at work here, too, under the trees.