Is it time to drag out the old saw about the ambitious starlet who was so stupid she slept with the writer? Too late. We’ve done it. Throughout Hollywood’s history, writers have found themselves ignored, abused and trampled upon. A touching screenplay about the tenderness of young love becomes a space opera concerning giant killer lizards. A horror film about a female mummy gets battered into a baffling action vehicle for a middle-aged movie star. (This last example is entirely made up.)
Oh, the ingratitude of some people. Following the recent UK election, one of the most searched-for questions was: “What is the DUP?”We need not rely on Google’s methodologies to confirm bafflement at the incredibly sudden rise of this hitherto unnoticed party. “Who are the DUP?” the Express pondered. “Who are the DUP?” asked an article on the LBC website. “Who are the DUP and what do they stand for?” the Mirror expanded. At least Kay Burley of Sky News had her facts straight.
TWICE SHY ★★★★ Directed by Tom Ryan. Starring Shane Murray Corcoran, Iseult Casey, Ardal O’Hanlon, Paul Ronan, Pat Shortt. Cert 16, limited release, 77mins An inverted Hibernian Before Sunrise, Twice Shy follows Andy (Murray-Corcoran) and Maggie ( Casey), a young Irish couple, as they travel to England with the intention of terminating Maggie’s pregnancy. But Twice Shy, as the Nenagh-born director has noted in an interview with The Irish Times, is not “an abortion movie”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".