Monday, 12 July 2010

The dark heart of Toy Story

"It would not have surprised me to have seen the credits of Toy Story 3 announce, 'Based on an original idea by Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre'. True, you can't imagine a Camus character being called Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, but you can imagine the great French existentialist penning sobering lines like 'we're all just trash waiting to be thrown away,' and 'You think you're special? You're a piece of plastic.'"
Article in The Times last Saturday (10th July). It's behind a pay wall, alas, attached to Jonathan Ross's article on the film.