BMW'S 'STAR': TIME FOR TEA?
Direction by Guy Ritchie, acting by Clive Owen, drifting by M5; this is good, really good
Under a project title of 'The Hire', each starred the 'Driver' (Clive Owen) in a variety of contemporary BMWs and plots that often descended into automotive anarchy. Directors included David Fincher, Ang Lee and Ridley Scott, proof of BMW's intent to create something spectacular.
Our chosen episode of The Hire for today's Time for Tea? Is called 'Star'. It, erm, stars Madonna playing a demanding, obnoxious pop star (which must have proved extremely tough for her) with a rather desperate manager keen to teach Madge some manners. Enter Clive and a gorgeous E39 M5.
Accompanied by Blur's Song 2 (an inspired soundtrack choice), we're then treated to about three minutes of stunning footage. There's powerslides, handbrake turns, a huge jump and plenty of V8 alongside Blur.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Star is possible our favourite of film from The Hire series. Actually, maybe we should watch them all again, just to be sure...