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
publication, or use the menu to browse by category or sub-category. If
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.
Sony VAIO VGNAR18GP Notebook
August 2nd, 2006
Your next purchase of a DVD player or high end DVD laptop will probably be a vote cast between the Sony-backed Blu-ray format and the Toshiba- and NEC-owned HD DVD.
March 6th, 2008
Subsequent viewings will reveal more of the deep facets of plotting but it’s one of those rare movies where — even as you try to keep up — you know you’re watching something very special.
Pick of the Flicks
February 20th, 2003
Films from as far afield as France, Spain, Romania, Germany, the UK, US, the Netherlands, Norway, Iran and Russia are coming together to show the cream of international short film making talent, and Xpress talks exclusively to one of the entrants, Adelaide-based filmmaker Michael Cusack.
Three X Series, Energi To Go, LogMeIn Pro, NEC Accusync 193WXM
January 8th, 2008
Mobile data for web isn’t new, but complicated pricing has been a barrier to entry for most Australian consumers. X Series is a step in the right direction in that regard, but it’ll remain to be seen if we take to mobile data as wholeheartedly as the Koreans or Japanese.
Hulk: 2 Disc Special Edition
February 1st, 2004
The story of Bruce Banner’s giant green alter-ego was savaged by audience hype fatigue. In between payoff CG action scenes, Lee and co manage to explore — albeit shallowly — some of the deeper themes of Banners’ plight.
August 1st, 2009
Selecting the brush you want then lets you drill down to further precision – select the pencil and you get 20 types to choose from. Selecting ‘oils’ gives you about 35, and each further selection is editable using precision brush controls.
Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt.
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
There are plenty ...
August 19th, 2004
Rolf de Heer
You wouldn't think films about the dark undercurrent of suburban myopia, centuries-old ...
August 31st, 2007
Starring; Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer
Directed by Ron ...
March 4th, 2004
Final Cut Pro 6
Drew Turney finds out if the video editing component of Apple's industry-leading ...
December 1st, 2007
With a culture based so strongly around entertainment in the western world, ...
August 27th, 2006
Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes
The optimistic could say ...
May 29th, 2003