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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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.
Hollywood Hell Towns
March 1st, 2010
Humans are herd animals. We’ve always lived together — in groups of only a couple of hundred in our prehistoric days right up to tens of millions today. But few places are more fertile for movie lore than the small town.
O2 Xda Flame, KonicaMinolta Bizhub C550, Apple iLife
December 11th, 2007
Konica Minolta’s Unity Desktop is an optical character recognition workflow that converts an original scanned by the Bizhub to editable text right on your desktop — with images and layout intact.
January 12th, 2006
Thurman is a world away from the one-woman army of Kill Bill, and plays her beauty up to the nth degree as the Swedish vixen that captivates both men. Lane’s energy is infectious and he is a talented comic no matter how cheesy or slapstick the material.
The Invincible Iron Man
May 15th, 2008
The animation is sweeping and grandiose and it would have been a much better experienced on a larger screen, but if you’re after a darker, nastier Iron Man that’s more like Akira than Robert Downey Jr, don’t expect it here.
Cinetrek WDR800 DVD, Apple Aperture 2, NEC Powermate P5030
May 6th, 2008
Aperture 2 is a cataloguing and adjustment tool for large collections of digital photos that’s geared more towards pro photographers. However, if you aspire to the profession or just take a lot of pictures, it does a similar job to Picasa or iPhoto — even though it’s like comparing a VW beetle to an Aston Martin.
Nokia gets down the business with the E61
September 19th, 2006
What that means is that it’s trying as hard as it can to be a mobile PC, which means a clutter-free interface, full keyboard and large screen.
Lucky 13 from the King
First published in 1974 with Carrie, Stephen King has now been in ...
January 25th, 2009
One of the buzzwords of the technology movement over the past couple ...
April 5th, 2005
Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
What do we love about Hollywood tell-alls? Is it the chance to ...
January 11th, 2009
There's no accounting for how some movies are received. Sometimes a distributor ...
January 28th, 2010
Quark aims to claw back fans
Quark Xpress was the unchallenged leader of the digital page layout ...
August 29th, 2006
My Super Ex Girlfriend
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Starring Uma Thurman, Stuart Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard
July 20th, 2006