Years later I found out that Kate Bush had done a song about it and fell in love all over again. I think it is a great song that captures the gothic mood of the book. But boy, have you seen the video?
It is one of the truly ghastly ones like for instance Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart. Great songs, awful videoclips. Which turns out to be the motto of a MTV Brazil show from the 90’s where the presenter chooses the most hilarious videoclips and copies them: from the visual to the clothes and choreography and then show the two videos side by side. This one is particularly funny because the presenter is a bearded man. You have to see it to grasp the awesomeness of the concept. The quality of the video is not so good but still very watchable. Just pay attention to their eyes when in close-up – it is one of these things that send me into fits of laughter: