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.
The Notorious Bettie Page
July 12th, 2007
Conflicted enough about what she does to eventually give up modelling for God, Bettie’s ironically the only one with her head on straight about it. As she tells one of a series of a boyfriends who don’t understand ‘it’s just costumes’.
December 1st, 2009
The first half of the book is more or less an ad for the company, where Tancer explains his predictions about when people will search for a given thing or his detective work to understand seemingly aberrant search phenomena (like searches for prom dresses months before the traditional US prom season).
January 14th, 2010
As always, the sillier Nicolas Cage’s hair is, the worse the movie seems to be. The days where he’d mix up every brainless action movie like Con Air with a smart drama like leaving Las Vegas seem long gone, this and 2009′s godawful Knowing his usual standard of late.
Incredible Hulk, The
September 1st, 2003
A very decent trip down memory lane, but not necessarily one you’ll watch over and again. Much more interesting for the story behind the show courtesy of Johnson’s brilliant commentaries and the short spot with Lou Ferringo.
June 24th, 2004
What makes Shrek 2 so special is the skills in so many areas the producers have brought to it. Do you only go to the moves for the story? Shrek 2′s satirical, fractured fairy tale plot would be as exciting and funny in a live action film.
Teesh & Trude
May 1st, 2003
The most caring, emotionally impactful story to come from an Australian production in ages. Linda Cropper (Blackrock) and Susie Porter play two Perth mates stuck in a grinding cycle of suburban poverty
One man satirist, impressionist, writer and performer Peter Houghton's play arrives in ...
August 31st, 2008
A spiritual evolution
Who do you ask when you're wondering whether there's really any point ...
September 16th, 2011
For Your Consideration
The combined talents of mockumentary makers Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer and Christopher ...
August 9th, 2007
Pitched as a mobile workstation for graphics professionals, the Lenovo W700ds ...
January 6th, 2010
Cinetrek WDR800 DVD, Apple Aperture 2, NEC Powermate P5030
Cinetrek WDR800 DVD Player
Cinetrek's futuristic-looking DVD player is as easy to ...
May 6th, 2008
Scarface: Special Edition
With a master stroke, screenwriter Oliver Stone and director Brian De ...
May 1st, 2004