New Favorite: Adele’s “Hello” Video Directed by Xavier Dolan

When I learned that my favorite director directed one of my favorite singer’s latest music videos, I was extremely hopeful, but I never expected one of the best music videos ever filmed. Xavier Dolan has crafted for Adele’s latest single “Hello” a video masterpiece full of setting, movement, and emotion. The lovely sepia tone colors the nostalgia and angst one expects from a song by Adele, and it also helps emphasize the dust, leaves, and other fine elements in movement on the screen. Dolan’s camera choices in his work are always a highlight. I love the frame when Adele moves her head before opening her eyes and looking directly at the camera as the music starts.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype and is forthcoming from The Laurel Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.