unless you've been living under some sort of rock, you've probably heard of the the hire, the series of short films that bmw has been making with both established and up-and-coming directors. now that i'm using a more multimedia-friendly computer, i've finally caught up, and i have to say that they're all quite excellent. i'd have to say my favorite so far is probably ang lee's chosen.

unfortunately, there's one film no longer available, reportedly due to a contract dispute with forrest whitaker, who had an uncredited role in that film whose contract wouldn't allow them to release the films on dvd.

and for films sponsored by the car company, the cars take quite a beating and actually show the damage. quite a contrast to video games like gran turismo that don't show damage because of fussy car companies.

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