Eric’s recent posts on learning from the movie masters are very interesting indeed.
One of my inspirations is Alfred Hitchcock’s 1942 Thriller, “Sabotuer”. I had linked to a really good transcription on my YouTube channel, but it’s blocked in Canada now for some reason. The one currently accessible on YouTube (in Canada, at least) does the film no justice whatever.
The framing, the lighting and the superb use of B&W to tell the story make this movie, although not the most well known of the Hitchcock canon, a real gem.