8 By 8 By 8 – A Small Celebration

Twenty Four Frames was started eight years ago this month. It wasn’t much and as I looked back at some of the post I wrote back then they came across as pretty bad.  I’ve grown, me thinks, as has the blog. As sort of a small celebration, for lack of a better term, I have come up with a list of films I am calling 8 by  8 by 8. Eight years, eight lists and eight films on each lists. The films are not in any particular order, but they do represent some of my favorites in each group. Some of the films selected could have easily fell into two categories. For example, A Face in the Crowd which I included in my Journalism/Media category could easily fit into the politics group. The same could be said for All the President’s Men. I wanted to listed a different film in each category, so I resisted the temptation of repeating.

And so without further ado, as they use to say, here are the lists.

Films About Writers


The Shining (1980)

Barton Fink (1991)

Misery (1990)

The Front (1976)

The Player (1992)

Sunset Blvd.(1950)

Capote (2005)

Howl (2010)



The Candidate (1972)

The Best Man (1964)

Z (1969)

Lincoln (2012)

All the King’s Men (1949)

The Great McGinty  (1940)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Snow Bound


Fargo (1996)

Airport (1970)

On Dangerous Ground (1951)

The Gold Rush (1925)

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)

Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

The Dead (The 1987)

The Shining (1980)

On the Road Again Movies


Badlands (1973)

Vacation (1983)

Duel (1971 – TV Movie)

Two Lane Blacktop (1971)

Wild at Heart (1990)

Thelma and Louise (1991)

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

On the Road (2012)



All the President’s Men (1976)

His Girl Friday (1940)

Ace in the Hole (1951)

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Network (1976)

A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Spotlight (2105)

Deadline U.S.A. (1952)

Snapshots: Films Focusing on Photography

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Funny Face (1957)

Picture Snatcher (1933)

Everlasting Moments (2008)

Blow-Up (1966)

Pretty Baby (1976)

Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

Rear Window (1954)

One Hour Photo (2002)

Sex and the Cinema

Body Heat 4

Body Heat (1981)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

The Last Seduction (1994)

Deep End (1970)

Secretary (2002)

Swimming Pool (2003)

Malèna (2000)

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

Conspiracy Theories

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Blow Out (1981)

JFK (1991)

The Parallax View (1974)

The Stepford Wives (1975)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Seven Days in May (1964)

The Conversation (1973)

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

New York Noir

Naked City 7

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Cry of the City (1948)

Side Street (1949)

The Window (1949)

Pickup on South Street (1953)

Scarlet Street (1945)

The Naked City (1948)

The Dark Corner (1946)

10 comments on “8 By 8 By 8 – A Small Celebration

  1. le0pard13 says:

    Congrats, John! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Fun and interesting lists. Keep having fun with your blogging. We’re having fun reading.

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  3. Happy blogiversary, John! Love your lists!!

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  4. Rick says:

    Happy 8th birthday to your delightful blog, John! The lists are a fun way to celebrate, with my favorite one being the Conspiracy Films. By the way, I love Snowbound Movies and my list for that one would have included THE THING (John Carpenter version) and TEN LITTLE INDIANS (1965).

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  5. John Greco says:

    Thanks Rick and sorry for the late response. I had Carpenter’s THE THING on my first list which was too long and it got dropped. Remember seeing TEN LITTLE INDIANS way back when.


  6. aaronwest says:

    Belated congrats, John! I love your lists. Probably my favorite is the Journalism category, but I tend to enjoy those films. I’d also add Shattered Glass as a decent (somewhat) modern take.

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  7. John Greco says:

    Thanks Aaron. I saw Shattered Glass a couple of years ago and agree it’s decent.


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