For me, there is practically no greater compliment than to be compared (if even loosely) to one of the great visual storytellers, Alfred Hitchcock. On film, he created a visual language that has boldly shaped modern storytelling. To understand how Hitchcock used angles, lighting, pacing, montage, and placement in the frame would benefit any visual writer. Grab a notebook and watch Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, Rear Window, among others, and it would be an invaluable learning experience. In particular, I'd recommend this book.
For Roxanne to mention Hitchcock in her review was quite a treat. Thanks.