Clare Fitzgerald

Freelance writer & journalist | Founder of Stories of the Unsolved | Content Writer and Editor for The Vintage NewsWar History Online, Abandoned Spaces and Outdoor Revival | Contributor to Seriously Mysterious and OWL Podcast | Formerly with Buffer Festival 365TenEighty UK and CultNoise Magazine.

Stanley Kubrick Was the Mastermind Behind These War Movie Classics

Stanley Kubrick was a talented, yet controversial, Hollywood figure. Best known for directing such classics as The Shining (1980), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), he knew how to bring engaging screenplays to the big screen. What many might not realize, however, is that Kubrick also directed a handful of war movies, all of which have gone on to become classics within the genre.

The Dark Legacy of the Carnage at Mỹ Lai and the Heroic Actions of Hugh Thompson Jr.

The Vietnam War saw the US military employ a number of controversial tactics in the name of protecting the American public. One of the worst incidents to occur during this time was the Mỹ Lai Massacre on March 16, 1968, which saw US Army personnel slaughter hundreds of innocent Vietnamese civilians. The death toll might have risen even higher, if it hadn’t been for the bravery of Chief Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson Jr. and his helicopter crew.

From Riches to Rags: The Tragic Life of Peter Pan’s Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll isn’t a name many are familiar with these days, but his voice is one you’d recognize if you’ve watched Disney’s Peter Pan. Driscoll played the titular character, which would be his final role with the company. His career shows how difficult the entertainment industry can be, especially for children, and what happens when Hollywood no longer feels you have the right look.

The Surprising Reason This Arizona McDonald's Location Has Blue Arches

One of the most recognizable logos in the world is the McDonald’s Golden Arches. The bright yellow “M” has been a symbol of fast food since 1968, drawing in hungry patrons for the restaurant’s signature Big Mac and fries. There are only a few franchises that differ from this standard design. One is in Arizona – and the reason behind this location’s turquoise arches is pretty surprising.

This Nevada Ghost Town Disappeared for Decades - It Re-Emerged at the Turn of the Century

Located in the middle of Nevada’s Lake Mead is the ghost town of St. Thomas. Once home to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), it was abandoned following the construction of the Hoover Dam. While submerged beneath water for decades, in recent years the town has remerged as the southwestern United States suffers from an extended drought.

“Music videos are similar to comedy in a lot of ways” – Jack Howard talks directing music videos for Leadley and Glass Caves

Jack Howard is someone you could describe as being a Jack (and Dean) of all trades when it comes to the filmmaking world. With a catalogue that includes sketches and a comedy series, and experience with writing and directing his own content and that of others, it’s no surprise to see him dipping his feet into a new medium: music videos. A perceived challenge for some filmmakers, Jack was prepared to dive all in and lend his unique flare to tracks by Leadley and Glass Caves.

A Look Into Bertie Gilbert’s upcoming film, PLEASE CARE.

“I’m incredibly fascinated by the ways in which we do or don’t bear our souls,” explains UK-based filmmaker, Bertie Gilbert, when discussing his upcoming short film, PLEASE CARE. The 23-year-old recently announced he was prepping to film the new project, his first since the release of 2019’s GOOD RIDDANCE. In order to help bring the project to fruition, he has launched an IndieGoGo campaign, where viewers can donate funds in support.
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