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Ortega, Héctor

Overview
Works: 36 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 1,463 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Experimental films  Road films  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Actor, Author, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Héctor Ortega
From Prada to nada( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters Mary and Nora find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Younger sister Mary is mortified, without Spanish, and scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, where she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder sister Nora, a law student, gets a job as a legal intern with Edward--brother of the grasping sister-in-law--as her supervisor. Slowly, the sisters realize what a rich place the barrio is, while enduring the bruises of the oldest contact sport--love
Alexandro Jodorowsky's The holy mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot follows a Christ-like character--the Thief--found lying in a dusty street, covered with flies and his own urine until being rescued/resurrected by a partial-limbed dwarf and a gang of naked boys. He then wanders through the city observing the madness of modern life, including a massacre of protesters by riot soldiers photographed by rich tourists and a tribute to the Spanish conquest of Mexico re-enacted by costumed lizards on a scale model of Aztec pyramids. The Thief joins a group of emblematic figures based on the Tarot assembled by the Alchemist to attack the mountaintop fortress of society's rulers, the Immortals. An almost purely visual bit of pop-philosophical fluff, it has been interpreted as a satire on the pretentious artistic community, the dehumanized industrial work force, the lazy bourgeois, the rigid police state, and organized religion--overlaid with the stealthy paternalism common in the '70s counterculture
De la calle = Street lives by Jesús González-Dávila( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Fernando Peña estelarizan esta desgarradora cinta que narra la historia de amor de dos jóvenes cuyos sueños se ven truncados por la aplastante realidad que los rodea
La guerrilla y la esperañza : Lucio Cabañas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of teacher-turned-guerrilla leader Lucio Cabañas. Learn how he was loved by the poor, scorned by the government, and watched by covert operatives from the U.S., and how he was gunned down by the Mexican Army in 1974
La leyenda de una máscara = The legend of the mask( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sports journalist is assigned to discover the truth behind the mask of "El Angel Enmascarado" (The Masked Angel), a very popular and recently deceased wrestler
The comic trial of Joseph K. : text & context by Héctor Ortega( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuartelazo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of one of the bloodiest episodes in Mexican history: when Victoriano Huerta ordered the assassination of President Francisco I. Madero, Vice President Jose Maria Pino Suarez and Senator Belisario Dominguez
Las delicias del poder by Maria Elena Velásquez( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian woman runs for office with the support of P.U.F., the Partido Unico Femenino
Revistas políticas by Héctor Ortega( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calzonzin inspector( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy-of-errors story about a peasant who comes into a corruption-ridden small town geared up for a visit from a federal government inspector. Mistaking the man, Calzonzin, for the Inspector, the crooked local officials fawn on the confused Calzonzin and ply him with bribes
Por la libre = Dust to dust by Michael Brown( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodrigo and Roco are cousins with little in common but devotion to their grandfather. When the grandfather dies, other family members are consumed by the old man's will and the distribution of the inheritance. The two cousins take it upon themselves to carry out their grandfather's wishes to have his ashes scattered into the sea at Acapulco and embark on a journey of self-discovery and mutual understanding
La Unión Europea de los veinticinco : una mirada retrospectiva by Mónica Carreón( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otaola o la república del exilio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Al fallecer un político español exiliado en México, sus compatriotas comienzan un viaje. Durante el trayecto se encuentran con diversos e inesperados personajes. Este extraño recorrido conecta la realidad con el más allá. Una cinta que mantendrá al expectador motivado de principio a fin"--Container
El cómico proceso de José K. : adaptación de la obra El proceso de Franz Kafka by Héctor Ortega( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre llamas = Into the fire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Honor and integrity mean everything to Max, and ever since he was a kid growing up in Latin America, he dreamed of being a cop to preserve these ideals. But when that fateful day finally arrives, Max is horrified to discover that his country's police force takes its orders from ruthless drug lords in a never-ending cycle of bribery, brutality and depravity. Now Max must decide whether he will play along and prosper-- or risk his life and the lives of his family to fight a corrupt system that has endured for hundreds of years."--Container
1822 : el año que fuimos imperio( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during Agustín de Iturbide's brief period of rule over Mexico in the early 1820s, this filmed play presents the founding fathers of Mexico, and mocks their glorification as national heroes. Almost all of Mexico's early politicians are portrayed, including Iturbide--the first Emperor of Mexico--Generals Guadalupe Victoria and Antonio López de Santa Anna and others. These figures are balanced by Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, who spoke bluntly of abuses, putting love of country and fellow men above love of self. The play's dialogue especially highlights the hypocritical demagogical speeches of early Mexican congressmen, particularly in contrast with Padre Mier's disarming honesty
Algunas nubes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mexico City during the mid '80's; private investigator gets caught up in what initially appears to be a street shooting, but which rapidly turns into a wider-reaching crime network and money-laundering scheme
Malos hábitos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La fe, el amor y la vanidad son puestos a prueba en la mesa del comedor. Malos hábitos es la historia de tres mujeres, y la manera en que sus hábitos alimenticios dominan y determinan sus vidas hasta el extremo."--Envase
Contemporary Spanish painting : Raquel Fariñas, Antonio Miguel González, Chico Montilla, Javier Ortiz de Coig O'Donell, Héctor Ortega, Fernando Sánchez y Juan by Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trabajo de comercio (elaboración de documentos) by Carlos Ortega( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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