Ron Rice Characteristics

Ron Rice was a pioneer in the world of film that always used mythical elements in his films. Ever since he started his career filming bike races Rice realized that he had an interest in myth. Ricešs heroes are neither Romantic questers of the mythic cinema nor somnambulistic dreamers of the trance film in search of the sexual identity (Sitney, 301). Ricešs heroes are complex mediators who move between allegory and realism within a single film, in a chain of discontinuous roles. Rice focuses on describing the estrangement of his heroes in the terms of their realities (Sitney, 301). Ron Rice on an occasion liked to defy the professional conventions of the slick narrative (Arthouse Inc).

--Cary Collins, 2003

Ron Rice