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.
July 25th, 2012
Laugh all you want at the leaked recording of Christian Bale freaking out at cinematographer Shane Hurlbutt on the set of Terminator: Salvation – Bale is an intense man. During the interview, he barely smiled, staring at the table or into his hands, barely masking disdain for the whole press junket process and looking like he’d rather be anywhere else.
The Roo Row
June 2nd, 2009
It seems that more Australians are now considering the benefits of kangaroo meat. A spokesman for Coles supermarkets says sales of kangaroo meat have grown in “double digits” over the past 18 months. Why? “There’s a perception that it’s healthy and it’s priced competitively.”
30 Days of Night
November 15th, 2007
But as this year’s glossy but empty 300 showed us, great visuals do not a movie make. And while 30 Days of Night looks great (as great on screen as in comic), it needed a better story and better characters to make it a great movie.
Game for some nostalgia
June 14th, 2013
The love of old games might be just one more reaction to our cultural/generational fear that the world’s changing and moving just too fast, a yearning for a simpler time when you had to buy a game cartridge at a store or go to a milk bar to play a video game – and where a controller had one button instead of eight.
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.
March 1st, 2008
Once you have a console of platform owner contract it’s down to you or your studio to make the next hit. Your artists will conceptualise the scenery, environment, characters and weapons or other tools.
Until she gets a role she can really sink her teeth into, ...
April 16th, 2012
Tony Scott reigns in the celluloid mainlining of Domino and to a ...
July 12th, 2007
Andrew S Gilbert
Some people, like Graeme Blundell or Bruce Spence, just keep popping up ...
August 25th, 2005
Starring: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rosselini, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Berkley
Directed & ...
March 6th, 2003
Schwarzenegger’s Last Stand
From Terminator to governator, America's most famous immigrant has done it ...
February 3rd, 2013
Director John Curran won't settle for stories that don't fire his heart, ...
May 3rd, 2008