Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock Terms

Buer

The buer is, according to the sixteenth century magical textbook, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, the president of hell. Pinkie, a Catholic whose belief system is characterized primarily by a morbid fascination with death and damnation… (read full term analysis)

Kolley Kibber

In August 1927, the Westminster Gazette newspaper created the promotional character Lobby Lud. Reporters would assume the identity of “Lobby Lud” and travel to seaside resorts, doing their best to be spotted by tourists who… (read full term analysis)

Polony

To Pinkie and his gang, all women are “polonys.” By likening every member of the female sex to a sausage, Pinkie and his men are literally reducing women to pieces of meat. In this scenario… (read full term analysis)

Vitriol

Pinkie carries a vial of vitriol, or sulfuric acid, in his pocket wherever he goes. On his first date with Rose, he fingers the vial with a pleasure that verges on the erotic. He… (read full term analysis)