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Ortega, Héctor 1936-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 35 publications in 2 languages and 656 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Actor, Author, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Héctor Ortega
Alexandro Jodorowsky's The holy mountain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 211 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 year old Rufino lives on the streets of Mexico City, doing odd jobs and occasional drug deals. Driven by circumstances, he steals money from the corrupt local policeman
De la calle Streeters ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 79 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 leyenda de una máscara The legend of the mask ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 69 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De la calle ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 31 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
Cuartelazo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 25 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
Revistas políticas by Héctor Ortega( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otaola o la república del exilio ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 18 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
Por la libre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 14 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
Calzonzin inspector ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone in town mistakes a stranger for a federal inspector
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
1822 el año que fuimos imperio ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 6 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
 
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Languages
Spanish (31)
English (4)