Finishing movies independently, let alone distributing them, isn't easy, and it's certainly never cheap. We'll be regularly highlighting special DIY films whose crowdfunding campaigns need your help. Quentin Tarantino and the Rooftop Films team, spiritual cousins. To better understand Rooftop Films' specialness, look at what Tarantino is currently doing with the 70mm "roadshow" release of his eighth movie, The Hateful Eight.
You know what sucks? There just aren't many parasitic aliens or intergalactic warrior women walking around in real life. Not to mention that the likelihood of stopping by the local bodega and chopping it up with a time-traveling, human-sized bunny rabbit is slim to none. And, worst of all, teenagers don't have any opportunities to trade monotone insults with a muscular T-800 cyborg. That's where science-fiction films come in handy.
“All tears flow from the same source.”What would you do if granted the opportunity to sit down with a man who represented all you despise in the world? Would you seize the moment to try and change his ways? Would you interrogate him in an attempt to obtain a greater understanding of his existence and motives? Or would you stab him in the throat, cutting his cancer from this planet with one swift blow?
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".