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On ‘Luca’ and the Power of Italian People

Pixar’s latest feature reminded me of one of the most influential persons I’ve ever known.

Luca and Alberto watching the sunset in Pixar’s Luca.

I met Fabio when I was twenty-four years old — but he was already a legend to me before I first saw him in person. My Hungarian childhood friend told me several larger-than-life stories about him before he introduced us. In those anecdotes, he…



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Akos Peterbencze

Freelance Grinder. Staff writer at Looper. Bylines: Paste Mag, Humungus, and more. You can find me tweeting about pop culture at 2 AM (@akospeterbencze)