Jose Rizal

Why did Adele use outdated flip phone in ‘Hello’?

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Adele using flip phone Hello music video | Screengrabbed  from Hello music video from Youtube Vevo

Adele’s new video “Hello” was released last October 23, poignant and powerful as ever. But her fans got distracted by her use of an outdated piece of technology in the video – a flip phone. Her director Xavier Dolan explained that the flip phone illustrates the meaning of the song itself. “It’s an element of the past. It’s much more important than the flip [phone] and trying to identify whether it’s Samsung or an AE9 or whatever,” Dolan told the Los Angeles Times, as cited in a CNN report. Dolan added: “If you see an iPhone or a Toyota in a movie, they’re anti-narrative, they take you out of the story,” Dolan continues. “If I put an iPhone or a modern car in a movie it feels like I’m making a commercial.”

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