The Third Stone from the Sun is a science fiction film written and directed by Richard Jewell. It stars Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Ben Kingsley, Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Duvall, Don Cheadle, and John Turturro. Although it is fictional, the events in the movie are based on real world events.
Sixteen years ago, Richard Jewell (Hanks) was in a car accident that left him unable to walk or talk. The movie follows Richard's attempts to get his life back on track, including hiring a therapist, trying out for the football team, and using traditional speech therapy. The movie also follows his eventual discovery of a method of communicating with animals and speaking with dolphins. The end of the movie takes place one year later when Richard meets a psychic with telekinetic powers.
The movie includes many of the online marketing techniques that you might see advertised on an Internet marketing campaign. For example, Richard is followed throughout the movie in a sign that reads "Watch the drift." This is the name of the shop where he keeps his wheelchair. At this store, Richard gives a salesman a series of ads he has purchased online in return for a discount on a chair. In the end of the movie, a pile of broken chairs is sitting at the end of the aisle.
The Movie uses several SEO techniques to help increase its search rankings on Google and other major search engines. Also, the movie includes a video marketing campaign that includes several videos that promote the movie. The movie is divided into three segments: a narrative, a teaser, and a real life story about Richard.
After the introductory segment, the movie takes place in the real life of Richard and his friends. There are three main characters in the movie, including an inventor and his two children, a police officer, and a psychic. The two teenagers who initially appear on the screen in the movie play significant roles in the storyline.
At first, the mystery is left unsolved for a long time, but finally the protagonist and his friends solve the mystery in the third segment. They use psychic powers to help them find out what happened to their friend after the accident. Their investigation culminates in the realization that the friend had developed some sort of psychic connection with a dolphin and developed a crush on the animal.
Another persuasive technique used is to have the audience listen to Richard's psychic readings. A short series of the words that describe the scene are played and the audience has to tell the words to a question. The audience chooses the correct words and they play as background noise while Richard determines the answer.
The movie is a great example of how Internet marketing can be used to create interest in a film. The movie could not have been made without some extensive Internet marketing and publicity.