There are as many potential pitfalls as there are rewards in returning to a story as familiar as the siege of Troy— while most people know it’s a corker, that means most people know it already. Even for those unversed in Greek mythology, calling a series Troy: Fall of a City gives away the ending and raises the question: Why bother?
The third episode of the spooky mystery Requiem ended on a whopper of a cliffhanger, as Matilda's neighbour emailed her a document that enacted a very violent reaction. And though we've inched closer to learning what happened on that fateful day two decades ago, there's still much more to uncover. The opening scene was mundane yet unsettling. A 10-year-old girl (who will grow up to be barmaid Trudy Franken, we soon learn) was left in charge of Carys by her mother, who was making a phone call.
If ever there was a role to make a star, it’s the Greek demigod Achilles. His combination of kick-ass fight skills, arrogant serenity and inner turmoil offers a fabulous showcase for any actor on the rise. On a sunny afternoon last summer outside Cape Town, on the set of BBC One’s eight-part epic retelling of the Trojan Wars, Troy: Fall of a City, David Gyasi has the strut in his step to prove it. “I feel very good about myself,” he laughs. And so he should — he looks in awe-inspiring shape.
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".