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.

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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