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By Leslie Lee   June 2007

Sunday 3rd June 2007

Yesterday, I was up early to catch a sneak preview of Matthew Vaughn’s highly anticipated film, Stardust. It looks fantastic, like a cross between Harry Potter and Gormenghast. Neil Gaiman, who wrote the book, was immediately besieged by autograph hounds clutching their copies of Sandman.

Today is the last day of the festival and I am up at the crack of dawn again to meet Jon Savage, rock journalist extraordinaire. When I told Jon that I’ve met tons of young rock journalists who try to write like him, he purred, “Nobody can do that.”


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