Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dolly Parton pretty much rules

The best cover of "Jolene" so far turns out to be Dolly Parton herself, slowed down by 25%:

I love it!!!

I rewatched Steel Magnolias recently and was blown away by what a good actress Dolly Parton is. She's entirely in the same tier as Shirley Maclaine. Julia Roberts, on the other hand, is not all that impressive, though her bad Southern accent probably makes her seem worse than she is.

Relatedly: I watched The Parent Trap (original version) for the first time in 15 years or so, and Hayley Mills' performance is totally subtle and sophisticated. Not only does she play the twins different, she plays them playing each other differently! It's pretty amazing. You don't even think about the "special effects."

Yeah, since being in a play, I notice acting more, not that I didn't before.


  1. You've seen the Drunk History segment on Dolly, yes?