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. A piece of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files.” Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.