Forget about the flip phone, people!
Xavier Dolan directed Adele's Hello video — which is now setting world records — and on Friday afternoon, the filmmaker opened up about why he chose to use the flip phone in the video, and lots more!
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Dolan admitted to reporters that the video isn't original or high-concept stuff; it's more about the simple, emotional story:
"When I heard the song I saw a story right away, just this idea of taking the phone and calling your past. [The video] is highly unoriginal. The lyrics are 'Hello, it's me' and then you see someone picking up a phone. I'm not good at imagining super-conceptual videos. I just thought it would be nice to have her walk around the house and make phone calls and end up in a forest, with maybe some flashbacks in it."
But why the flip phone?!
Well, Dolan has a pretty interesting reason for it:
"I could see the GIFs [of the flip phone] on Twitter. I'm like, 'guys, get over it. It doesn't matter.' But the real explanation is that I never like filming modern phones or cars. They're so implanted in our lives that when you see them in movies you're reminded you're in reality. If you see an iPhone or a Toyota in a movie, they're anti-narrative, they take you out of the story. If I put an iPhone or a modern car in a movie it feels like I'm making a commercial."
Whatever Dolan's doing, it's working, because Adele's video has been incredibly well received by Twitter, and the general public!
What did U think of the flip phone and the other decisions Dolan made in shooting the video??
[Image via YouTube.]
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