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Thread started 08/28/09 12:44pm

SCNDLS

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The BMW Films starring Clive Owens

Who remembers the series of BMW short films called The Hire starring Clive Owen??? This was pure marketing genius and the caliber of the directors, actors, and films was astounding since the short films were really glorified commercials. As far as I'm concerned, The Driver is the best character Clive Owen ever played and anything he's done in feature films pales in comparison to what he did in the BMW films. I can't believe BMW was able to get so many A-list directors and actors to participate in this. cool

I love every one of these films for different reasons, they were a perfect combination of suspense, a charismatic actor, cool storylines, great car chases with lots of action. Even better than a lot of action movies. My absolute favorite film was Beat the Devil starring James Brown as himself and Gary Oldman as the Devil James sold his soul to. Fucking classic! clapping

Anyway here they are. Watch 'em and tell me what you think. cool

For more info on the series go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Films

Ambush

The Driver escorts an elderly man to an undisclosed location, where he is confronted by a van full of armed men and is warned that the old man has stolen a large amount of diamonds.

with Tomas Milian
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Featured the BMW 7 Series



Chosen

The Driver protects a holy Asian child that was brought to America by boat.

Directed by Ang Lee Interesting trivia, the kid in this film is actually Ang Lee's son mushy
Featured the BMW 5 Series



The Follow
The Driver is hired by a nervous movie manager to spy on a paranoid actor's wife. During his tailing of the wife, the Driver describes the right way to tail someone.

with Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke, and Adriana Lima
Directed by Wong Kar-wai

Featured the BMW 3 Series and the Z3 roadster



Star - This one is HILARIOUS!!!

The Driver is chosen by a spoiled and shallow celebrity to drive her to a venue. Unbeknownst to her, her manager has actually hired the Driver to teach the celebrity a lesson.

with Madonna
Directed by Guy Ritchie

Featured the BMW M5



Powder Keg

The Driver is drafted by the UN to rescue a wounded war photographer named Harvey Jacobs from out of hostile territory.

with Stellan Skarsgård and Lois Smith
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Featured the BMW X5



Hostage

The Driver is hired by the FBI to help defuse a hostage situation. with Maury Chaykin and Kathryn Morris
Directed by John Woo
Featured the BMW Z4



Ticker - This one was off the chain! thumbs up!

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack.

with Don Cheadle
cameos by Ray Liotta, F. Murray Abraham, Robert Patrick, Clifton Powell and Dennis Haysbert as US agents.
Directed by Joe Carnahan

Featured the BMW Z4



Beat The Devil - Fucking HILARIOUS! mushy I can't do the splits no more. I scare the kids. spit

The Driver drag-races the Devil, in order to earn James Brown his soul.

with James Brown, Gary Oldman, Danny Trejo and Marilyn Manson
Directed by Tony Scott

Featured the BMW Z4


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Reply #1 posted 08/28/09 1:59pm

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Come to think of it, I recall seeing the Madonna clip somewhere and thinking, what is this? confuse It's pretty funny!

I had no idea there were an entire series.
Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #2 posted 08/28/09 2:02pm

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Lammastide said:

Come to think of it, I recall seeing the Madonna clip somewhere and thinking, what is this? confuse It's pretty funny!

I had no idea there were an entire series.

nod They showed them on various cable channels like the Speed Network. I was really hoping it would lead to a feature length film. Even though I think The Transporter was a straight rip of these films, I would have rather seen Clive put that James Bond finesse on it.
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Reply #3 posted 08/28/09 2:57pm

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I work with someone who went out with Clive Owen - bunked up in the Hotel in the city here and had her wicked way with him for 4 days (room service the lot) she was his girlfriend but the relationship fizzled out - how the hell can it fizzle out - my tongue and lips would be stuck to his (leave the rest to your imagination!!!!)

She said that he was bloody good!!! It was in the days when he played Chancer or something like that. She goes all dreamy eyed at the thought of him - she has the photos to prove that she was his girlfriend as well.... wink
"I may not agree with what you say but I'll fight for your right to say it"
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Reply #4 posted 08/28/09 4:21pm

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blueblossom said:

I work with someone who went out with Clive Owen - bunked up in the Hotel in the city here and had her wicked way with him for 4 days (room service the lot) she was his girlfriend but the relationship fizzled out - how the hell can it fizzle out - my tongue and lips would be stuck to his (leave the rest to your imagination!!!!)

She said that he was bloody good!!! It was in the days when he played Chancer or something like that. She goes all dreamy eyed at the thought of him - she has the photos to prove that she was his girlfriend as well.... wink

Jealous! pout He's hella sexy without trying to be.
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Reply #5 posted 08/28/09 6:26pm

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I have the Madonna commercial somewhere. I thought it was hilarious!!!!!
MyeternalgrattitudetoPhil&Val.Herman said "We want sweaty truckers at the truck stop! We want cigar puffing men that look like they wanna beat the living daylights out of us" Val"sporking is spooning with benefits"
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Reply #6 posted 08/28/09 6:48pm

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I have some DVDs around here somewhere...
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Reply #7 posted 08/29/09 6:17am

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MIGUELGOMEZ said:

I have the Madonna commercial somewhere. I thought it was hilarious!!!!!

nod Especially cuz I can totally see her acting like this IRL lol
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Reply #8 posted 08/29/09 5:50pm

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SCNDLS said:

MIGUELGOMEZ said:

I have the Madonna commercial somewhere. I thought it was hilarious!!!!!

nod Especially cuz I can totally see her acting like this IRL lol



She was a good sport in this video. heeeheee
MyeternalgrattitudetoPhil&Val.Herman said "We want sweaty truckers at the truck stop! We want cigar puffing men that look like they wanna beat the living daylights out of us" Val"sporking is spooning with benefits"
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Reply #9 posted 08/30/09 8:53am

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MIGUELGOMEZ said:

SCNDLS said:


nod Especially cuz I can totally see her acting like this IRL lol



She was a good sport in this video. heeeheee

nod Glad to see she can laugh at herself. The coffee spill made to look like she shit on herself was perfection. lol
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