World is Not Enough

The World is Not Enough (1999)


Concept featured in film: Pain Perception

Location of clip: DVD: 0:26:11- 0:27:21


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Summary of clip: Scene opens with an explanation of how a bullet lodged into Ranard's head, and how it is moving through his medulla oblongata killing off his senses; touch, smell, and pain. Later there is a scene where Ranard picks up a burning piece of coal and shows it burning his hand, yet he feels no pain.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This is a good clip to introduce the concept of pain perception, and the Central Nervous System.

Suggestions to Teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What damage could result from this activity even without pain receptors active?

b. The clip portrays Ranard's lack of sensory perception a strength that makes him invincible. However, this is not the case.

i. What are some common infections that he would be exposed to after his severe burn?

ii. Other than infection, what other complications accompany burn wounds that could be life threatening?

c. Due to his lack of pain perception, how is Ranard similar to an advanced diabetic?

d. Without any sense of touch, could Ranard walk without falling? What would happen if he tried walking with his eyes closed?