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The 5th movie of 8 from the bmwfilm.com collection. Clive Owen who is right up there with John Wayne as far as acting is concern, is transporting and protecting a Asian child, upon delivery to a monk, something just isn't right the monk is wearing cowboy boots. Film has typical chase scene with a model of BMW being the best car that takes bullets and hits with no damage. Still 3/12 stars for this ten minute short.
[i]There's always something waiting at the end of the road. If you're not willing to see what it is, you probably shouldn't be out there in the first place.[/i] ~ Clive Owen as the Driver
While looking up Clive Owen's resume I discovered these little gems that he starred in for BMW in 2001 and 2002. They are short films, each one about 6 - 8 minutes long, all starring Clive as the lead character known simply as "The Driver." The shorts are directed by acclaimed directors such as Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Guy Ritchie, John Woo, and Tony Scott. It also features guest stars by Mickey Rourke, Madonna, Stellan Skarsgard, Don Cheadle, and Gary Oldman.
Each story is a self contained story, resulting in a series of short stories that feature the Driver in different situations and slightly different characters. There are eight films total: five from Season 1 and three from Season 2. The ones from Season 2 you can see at the top of the page: "Hostage," "Ticker," and "Beat the Devil." To get to the Season 1 films, click on the tab labeled "Season 1" on the right hand corner of the site, and it'll take you to a page with the five films listed: "Ambush," "Chosen," "The Follow," "Star," and "Powder Keg." There are also subplots that you can stream, which are supposed to connect the films together and add some insight to the Driver, but I think it just confused me. The Season 1 page also has links to two Making Of featurettes that are worth a look.
My favorite short is "Star," directed by Guy Ritchie.
[url="http://usa.bmwfilms.com/clap.asp?template=index&country=usa&film=&start=Y"]"The Hire" on BMWfilms.com[/url]
You can view the films by streaming in Windows Media Player, Quicktime, or Realplayer and if you really like the films you can download the high quality files to your computer. They are yours to keep from BMW.
For comic book fans, Dark Horse is releasing a 6 issue mini-series based on "The Hire." First issue is already out in stores.
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