How Luca’s Phrase ‘Silenzio, Bruno!’ Became Part Of The Disney+ Movie
Over the years, Pixar has been responsible for coining a number of great phrasesm whether that be Up’s “Adventure is out there,” Toy Story’s “To infinity and beyond” or Finding Nemo’s “Just keep swimming.” Well, we’ve found the latest quotable Pixar quote in Luca, and it’s “Silenzio, Bruno!” It’s a really fun line to repeat after seeing the movie and holds a deep meaning to the director and star Jack Dylan Grazer, who said the line in the movie.
“Silenzio, Bruno!” is said by Jack Dylan Grazer’s Alberto to Jacob Tremblay’s Luca when the pair of friends are about to try out their homemade Vespa off a cliff. Luca is nervous about the outcome, but Alberto assures him to not listen to the "Bruno in his head" so they can just go for it. It’s a funny line that many of us will definitely take with us the next time we’re worried or anxious. CinemaBlend spoke to Luca director Enrico Casarosa about the origins of the memorable line, and he said this:
Sorry, Brunos, but the phrase is a really powerful one that definitely stuck with me long after watching it. As the director said, they really wanted to come up with a line that would encapsulate the character of Alberto along with his message and influence on Luca. So when writer Jesse Andrews cooked up the line, it fit perfectly. Jack Dylan Grazer, who says the line in the movie, shared his own connection to it:
17-year-old Jack Dylan Grazer, who has also starred in IT and the Shazam movies, said he’s a lot like Alberto overall. He’s always been a bit of a daredevil and the meaning of the big line in the movie is much like how he lives his own life too. It’s kind of a different way to ask someone to ignore the fear that comes with doing things in life and to seize the moment in a way.
Director Enrico Casarosa made Luca as a love letter to his own childhood in the Italian Riviera, where he was the Luca to his own Alberto. The movie is based on his own best friend as a kid who pushed him out of his comfort zone. The real Alberto is apparently an Air Force Pilot today. His best friend was actually instrumental in nailing the ending of Luca and in seeing the production through. In his words:
It’s a powerful phrase for the filmmakers and cast, and now it belongs to the fans of the movie. Luca is available on Disney+ along with a wave of exciting new releases this month.
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