Yeah just want to throw out that your paint and costume color choices are really more important than your lighting when doing black and white. It's one of those times where you really have to have good design unity through all aspects of production or the whole thing falls apart. The tiniest detail on a costume will throw it off. Lighting plays a much smaller roll than you might expect.
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Yes, just a couple weeks ago there was a film noir topic I would suggest you run a search for.Black and white in design has been studied in depth in the past here.