Fusing the Medium and the Message
Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for
publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your
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the short excerpt sounds good, click the title to read on.
How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.
My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.
I've written over 15 novels,
dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless
other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my
imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.
Romance & Cigarettes
March 6th, 2008
If you believe a hot firecracker like Kate Winslet (sample dialogue delivered in her cockney lilt; ‘I want your finger up my ____hole right now’) can be sexually attracted to a balding, heavyset fifty-something like Tony Soprano, maybe you’ll get something out of this film.
The Notorious Bettie Page
September 1st, 2007
But here’s the most interesting thing about the movie; there’s hardly a word of swearing (in fact, Bettie scolds a colleague for the language in a bawdy song), no blood, no violence, hardly even a raised voice, yet the film’s rated MA. Have we really come so far in 50 years?
October 12th, 2004
And honestly, if controlling your iPod right through the steering wheel of your 3 Series, X3 and X5 SAV or Z4 Roadster BMW isn’t the coolest iPod accessory in the world, then the world truly is run by Bill Gates.
November 27th, 2003
It’s so general the story does little to tie the characters to anything like a real SWAT unit — apart from the costumes and big trucks, they could be any superhero movie cops from the last thirty years.
May 16th, 2008
The breakout work of the genre, 1980’s Airplane/Flying High, was the mother lode of parody comedies, with both visual and scripting jokes flying at a pace you could hardly keep pace with.
February 1st, 2009
It’s shock resistant, water resistant, virtually scratch proof and the press release that accompanied it told us it had been shot with Glock and Remington firearms, put in an oven, strapped to a rocket, used as a hockey puck and a hammer, kicked, dragged behind a boat and driven over by a multi-ton truck.
Biting the Big Apple
One of the enduring themes of literature is the rags-to-riches (and back ...
November 1st, 2008
Web Development Industry Group
On a freezing night in June 2002, a web developer sat at ...
August 1st, 2004
Why some movies go straight to DVD is a mystery. Sure, it's ...
January 11th, 2008
Which was your favourite of the original trilogy?
I'd probably say Mad Max ...
May 23rd, 2015
Too Sundance-ey If you've seen Little Miss Sunshine, Running With Scissors and ...
May 28th, 2009
Two geeks toiling away on the web's Next Big Thing is a ...
May 1st, 2008