Book Vs Movie: “Jolene” (2019)
Dolly Parton’s 1973 Hit Song & the 2019 Adaptation from Netflix “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings”
Dolly’s life has been an amazing journey from poverty in the mountains of Tennessee to her career as one of the most prolific singer/songwriters of the last 50+ years. Her music goes across several genres from country to rock to pop to gospel and she has written over 3,000 songs.
Jolene holds a special distinction as one of her most-covered tunes and the story is based on a true story about the early years of her marriage to Carl Thomas Dean.
Netflix took the concept and created the show Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings which had one episode devoted to the interpretation of Jolene with Julienne Hough playing the title character.
So between the song & movie–which did we like better? (Is it even going to be close?)
In this ep the Margos discuss:
- The incredible life story of Dolly Parton
- The various interpretations of Jolene over the last 50 years
- Our wish that we had TV movies like this when we were young
- The cast: Julianne Hough (Jolene,) Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Emily,) Dallas Roberts (Aaron,) Dolly Parton (Babe,) Braxton Bjerken (Jed,) Wynn Everett (Willa,) and Scott Reeves as Hugh.
- Jolene trailer
- Dish Nation interview with Dolly
- Jolene introduces Babe to Emily
- Music by Pentatonix
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