October 16, 2002
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Not content on resting on its laurels, BMW brings in a new season of The Hire on bmwfilms.com. w00t.
posted by hobbes (9 comments total)
this so rules!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:34 PM on October 16, 2002

You know, the new movie, The Transporter, immediately made me think of the BMWFilms Series . . . I am so glad they are back at it . . . just too bad that this chap isn't in The Transporter, I would be certain to see it this weekend . . .

Thanks for the great link!
posted by geekyguy at 7:37 PM on October 16, 2002

Even made me revisit The Star. Laughed out loud. Again.
Great stuff.
posted by geekyguy at 7:40 PM on October 16, 2002

It's a damned shame they don't show the techniques involved... like double clutching, heel 'n' toe, using the handbrakes... You know, the crazy shit they don't teach you in drivers' ed, the crazy shit you can only pull off driving a manual :).
posted by freakystyley at 8:17 PM on October 16, 2002

Damn. I'm sorry I missed the Wong Kar-Wai movie.
posted by divrsional at 8:36 PM on October 16, 2002

I wanna be like Clive.

Dell Boy who?
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:45 PM on October 16, 2002

(annoyed grunt) Why people get excited about these "short films" confounds me -- aren't they just high-class advertisements, promoting an automobile that most people can't afford? Ads for automobiles shown on the television usually get muted or fast-forwarded or whatever -- instead people cream themselves over high-bandwidth shills like this.

Colour me bemused.

That said, Clive Owen is cool in anything else
posted by John Shaft at 12:59 AM on October 17, 2002

They interest me because I'm a fan of a lot of the directors involved.

Wong Kar-Wai's one is still floating about the net, and I believe its on the ol' DVD that you might still be able to get from BMW themselves.

Oh, and I don't really rate Clive Owen too highly... so I always find it kinda weird how popular he seems.
posted by digiboy at 1:22 AM on October 17, 2002

Freakystyley: I think in the first set of films they released a few videos showing how they did the stunts on the show. Don't have the time to look for a link, but I imagine they should still be online.
posted by adrianhon at 4:27 AM on October 17, 2002

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