book & film recommendations from jean-pierre

ok, i asked for it and I should have known that jean-pierre would do his homework! he has a lot of interesting recommendations to read and watch …. so here is the long list (music might come later, he is rather busy these days). as you might see jean-pierre is quite interested in history, so recommendations from him are not for a cosy summer day but he did all the hard work for us and read all important books  – writing this post, i just ordered  Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism (Origins of Totalitarianism). but see yourself:


Eric Hobsbawm, The Age Of Empire: 1875-1914 (History Greats)
Clarke, Christopher, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
Philpott, William, Attrition: Fighting the First World War
Evans, Richard, The Coming of the Third Reich: How the Nazis Destroyed Democracy and Seized Power in Germany
Fergusson, Nial, The Pity of War
Arendt, Hannah, Totalitarianism (Origins of Totalitarianism)
Overy, Richard, The Road to War: The Origins of World War II by Overy, Dr Richard, Wheatcroft, Andrew Published by Vintage (2009)
Overy Richard, Why The Allies Won
Kershaw, Ian, Stalinism and Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison
Bullock, Alan, Hitler and Stalin: Parallel lives
Carr, E. H., The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939: Reissued with new introduction



Lang, Fritz, Metropolis [Reconstructed & Restored] (Masters of Cinema) [DVD] [1927]
Kramer, Stanley, Judgement At Nuremberg [1961] [DVD]
Vidor, Charles, Gilda [DVD]
Hawks, Howard, To Have and Have Not [1944] / The Big Sleep [1946]
Hawks, Howard, The Big Sleep [1946] [DVD]
Huston, John, Key Largo [DVD] [1948]
Huston, John, The Maltese Falcon [1941] [DVD]
Huston, John, Prizzi’s Honor [DVD] [1985]
Jewison, Norman, Fiddler on the Roof [DVD] [1971]
Kubrik, Stanley, A Clockwork Orange [DVD] [1971]
Tarantino, Quentin, Pulp Fiction [DVD]
Tarantino, Quentin, Jackie Brown – 2 Disc Collector’s Edition [DVD] [1998]
Saura, Carlos, Fados (DVD) Carlos Saura
Saura, Carlos, Carmen [DVD]
Saura, Carlos, Flamenco
Saura, Carlos, Salome (Carlos Saura) [2002] *** Region 2 *** Spanish Edition ***
Akin, Fatih, Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Instanbul
Zinnemann, Fred, From Here To Eternity [DVD] [2002]
Nichols, Mike, The Graduate
Kazan, Elia, A Streetcar Named Desire [1951] [DVD]
Kazan, Elia, East of Eden [1955]
Brooks, Richard, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof [1958] [DVD]
Wilder, Billy, Witness for the Prosecution [DVD] [1957]



jean-pierre_castillegoJean-Pierre Castillejo

I am Head of the Humanities Department at St. Dominic’s International School and am Grade 9 and 10 Humanities instructor, Grade 11 and 12 History and Theory of Knowledge teacher. I enjoy reading, listening to music, going to see films, meeting with friends, going out to new restaurants and trying new food, working out, swimming and biking. I have lived in France, Colombia, California, Berlin, Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Baku (Azerbaijan). I currently live in Lisbon, Portugal.