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Friday, May 29, 2009

Now My Heart is Full/Morrissey

The lead track from Morrissey's 1994 album Vauxhall and I features the names of several characters from Brighton Rock, Graham Greene's 1938 noir thriller about a violent teenage criminal: Dallow, Spicer, Pinkie, Cubitt. However, it appears that Morrissey came to the novel via the film version. According to a note on the web site Wor(l)d of Morrissey, "Dallow, Spicer, Pinkie, Cubitt are all characters of Brighton Rock, a 1947 movie directed by John Boulting and taken from Graham Greene's homonymous novel."

Submitted by Ron Hogan

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