24th May, 2014.
Can I make a confession, here … ?
I’ve known of — although not read much by — Clive Barker, for some years.
Certainly for long enough to know the man is — if not prolific — then certainly someone who has fingers in pies.
Quite a few fingers.
In lots of pies.
Lots of different types of pies.
You know, like a forefinger in a strawberry pie: a pinky in a steak and kidney pie.
Maybe with a ring finger in some kind of quiche.
That’s sounding just a little ambiguous, isn’t it … ?
The guy covers quite a bit of creative territory, is what I’m trying to say … !
After all, the man who wrote The Books Of Blood, and Weaveworld is also the man who did the cover art for The Books Of Blood.
And directed the original film version of Hellraiser: from his own novella, The Hellbound Heart.
Probably wouldn’t surprise me if he did the costumes, background music, and make-up for Gone With The Wind, in his spare time, either.
But … !
But you take my point: Clive Barker’s a bit of a polymath.
Or gets bored easily.
One of the two.
The point I’m trying to make, here … ?
Is that Mr B’s noted for both creative writing: and creative projects that spin off from them.
You can’t blame a man for wanting to follow through on a project, can you … ?
At any rate … ?
At ANY rate, I’ll be honest: I’ve managed to squander a bit of cash on renting a film, tonight.
And yeah … Mr B had a hand in the production of this one.
As a producer, I should add … !