MacGuffin was Alfred Hitchcock's term for the goal that doesn't matter except to keep the plot moving forward. Think the quest for the ring in the Lord of the Rings films. For Matt Green, the MacGuffin is to have walked every street in the five boroughs of New York City, some 8,000 miles and counting. Yet, director Jeremy Workman's documentary The World Before Your Feet quickly makes clear the journey is far more important than the MacGuffin of a destination.
Memories are "no more solid than dreams," Dan Chaon writes in his novel Ill Will (Ballantine), my favorite book of 2017. I sent Chaon a gushy fan email years ago after reading his short story "Big Me," which links together three worlds inhabited by one troubled and very unreliable character. Ill Will follows the same path with its tale of a family murder muddled by a satanic hysteria bubbling in the late Eighties. Who is the bad guy? What is the truth?
Client Toyota Agency 22squared Matt Zaifert, Eric Burke, Jason Roberts, creative directors; Theresa Darlington, producer. Production Rattling Stick/Traktor Traktor/Pontus, director; Richard Ulfvengren, producer. Editorial Arcade Paul Martinez, editor; Laurel Smollar, assistant editor; Sila Soyer, partner/DP; Gavin Carroll, producer; Tristian Wake, online. Color Company 3 Tim Masick, colorist Audio Post Heard City Philip Loeb, mixer
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".