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Brighton Rocks not Brighton Rock

There’s a bar in town that’s arguably cooler than the remake of Graham Greene’s classic BrightonPicture 2Rock: it’s Brighton Rocks. Ok, they may have had help with the name, although it’s more School of Rock than Brighton Rock, and is sited in Rock Place – on the Kemp Town side of town.

The music connections keep on rolling, as just next door is the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. That said, don’t be expecting a snakebite and black, spitooned, rough arse biker bar, or raver haven: this intimate hangout has more than a little style.

And the food rocks (sorry). Served up on slates, we tucked into some excellent mezze of whatever it was: really well presented and delicious.

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Top food, top tunes

With a DJ tucked around the corner, and staff who were more than happy to stick the kettle on for us rather than serve us a pint (we were really cold) it’s definitely earned its place in our hearts.

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Why Brighton Rocks?

brighton-rock-1Re-made and premiered at our own Duke of York’s Picture House, Brighton Rock is on its second lease of life. But what’s new, what’s original and why does the book keep on selling?

Well the original (1947) version is somewhat different to the star-studded one we got to see this week. The just released film, starring Helen Mirren keeps with the Brighton gangster theme but Places Pinkie into the world of mods and rockers.

Not sure that was really neccesary, perhaps a case of ‘adoptrophenia’ – where the director thought to generate more interest, he’d tag it to Brighton’s mid-sixties’ seaside rivalry between mods and rockers.

It’s good mind, definitly worth a watch, but still it’s without the ending Graham Greene wanted. Directors, eh? Always want to put a cherry on top…

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