... you can learn from:
Peeping Tom (1960)
Vivian: What would frighten me to death?Set the mood for me, Mark.Mark: Imagine... someone coming towards you...who wants to kill you... regardless of the consequences.Vivian: A madman?Mark: Yes. But he knows it - and you don't.
Director Michael Powell, the British genius behind such classics as The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, and this film here (which I consider his masterpiece, and which also all but ruined his career, even as his contemporary Alfred Hitchcock was turning similar material into a powerhouse across the pond with Psycho), was born on this day 110 years ago. Have you seen many of the Powell-Pressburger films? I'm slowly working my way through them and as much solid entertainment as there has to be found nothing's come close to what I feel they accomplished with Peeping Tom, which was the very first film of theirs I saw. It's an astonishing thing.