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  • - [Narrator] This is Allen Dean Foster.

  • - Hi, I'm Allen Dean Foster.

  • - [Narrator] And he is a Science Fiction Writer.

  • - Yes, I am.

  • - [Narrator] You might even be familiar

  • with one of his books.

  • - In 1975, I worked with George Lucas and wrote

  • the book version of "Star Wars.”

  • - [Narrator] No way.

  • - Yes way.

  • (guitar strums)

  • - [Narrator] This is Allen Dean Foster's office.

  • This is the view from Allen Dean Foster's deck.

  • This is how Allen Dean Foster meet George Lucas.

  • - They were looking for someone to do the book

  • version of this science fiction film

  • that no one knew anything about.

  • I was asked by my publisher if I'd be interested,

  • I said yes,

  • and that's how the book came to be.

  • - [Narrator] It was the opportunity of a life time,

  • but it came with one pretty big caveat.

  • - George's name would be on the cover, and I couldn't

  • admit to having ghost written the book.

  • (harpsichord music)

  • - [Narrator] So he lied, for a long time.

  • - So I had to lie to people faces for twenty years.

  • - [Narrator] This is liar Allen Dean Foster's library.

  • He's written a whole bunch of novelizations.

  • - "Star Wars", of course.

  • The first three "Alien" films,

  • "The Chronicles of Riddick,” "Clash of the Titans,” and

  • most recently "The Force Awakens.”

  • - [Narrator] And a lot of other books, too.

  • - [Allen Dean Foster] *listing all books*

  • - [Narrator] That's maybe the least interesting

  • thing about him.

  • - There's secrets that will forever remain unrevealed.

  • (hard rock guitar music)

  • - [Narrator] These are Allen Dean Foster's

  • weight-lifting trophies.

  • This is Allen Dean Foster's bench press.

  • - Okay.

  • - [Narrator] Here's Allen Dean Foster's front kick.

  • - Got that from Chuck Norris.

  • - [Narrator] Not a joke.

  • (upbeat orchestral music)

  • Here's Allen Dean Foster with his camera.

  • He's recorded his travels on six continents.

  • - I'm stuck on this one planet that I'm determined

  • to see as much of it as I possibly can.

  • - [Narrator] So, how does a world famous,

  • crazy prolific,

  • sci-fi writer manage to keep this up,

  • and still find time for his writing?

  • - Well, to stop learning is to start to die.

  • - [Narrator] Didn't Desiderius Erasmus say that?

  • - Yes he did.

  • (upbeat chamber music)

  • - You know, John Ford only needed one take.

- [Narrator] This is Allen Dean Foster.


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スター・ウォーズを書いた男を紹介します。 (Meet the Man Who Wrote 'Star Wars')

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    許大善 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日