Law School Chancellors Reviewing 16-Year-Old Movies: Frank Wu of UC Hastings on Ronin (1998)

Here it is, apropos of nothing, from Frank H. Wu, Chancellor & Dean of UC Hastings College of the Law on the HuffPo.

But we’re not talking about the recent film 47 Ronin, non non. We’re talking about plain old Ronin, from when you were in elementary school, Gentle Reader.

Now the thing about Dean Frank is that he’s new in town. It’s unfortunate he’s already embraced certain corrupt local institutions, such as the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. Granted, he sometimes needs to deal with such entities to get his job done, but he doesn’t display an awareness of the fact he’s living in the most corrupt big American city west of Chicago. For instance.

No matter, I entirely agree that Ronin is worth your time. (And I’m shocked that its Rotten Tomatoes score is down in the ’60s. This is one of the best films you can see with a rating that low.)

You oughtta watch the whole thing.  

“The University of California’s Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California…”

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8 Responses to “Law School Chancellors Reviewing 16-Year-Old Movies: Frank Wu of UC Hastings on Ronin (1998)”

  1. ernesto says:

    Agreed. The teflon coated bullets though…

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Apparnetly, the bullet hit a vulnerable part of the vest? http://www.moviemistakes.com/film1096/corrections

  3. ernesto says:

    I agree with that, but teflon bullets (cop killers) penetrating a vest is a myth. Larger caliber bullets will usually have coatings that preserve the barrel of the weapon and add nothing to its penetrating ability, the caliber of round and powder behind it is what does the trick.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    I see.

    Actually, I’d forgotten about that part. I’ll have to check it out again, hopefully in high def.

  5. notanemployee says:

    Please check your tags

    coccollege,

    uc hasintgs’hastings

    Very much enjoy your site

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Muchas. I type on the go, or at home with a monitor 12 feet away :(

  7. DDD says:

    one of my favorites, One of those movies I have to watch if it comes up while channel surfing. Teflon thing is real, I sprayed some on my bullets they went through the paper target like butter.

  8. sfcitizen says:

    I have the DVD – I’ll have to check it out again sometime

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