Human Body: Pushing the Limits

Synopsis: Showing the limits of the human body
Genre: Documentary
Actors: Bray Poor
 
IMDB:
8.1
Year:
2008
13 Views

NARRATOR:
Too often,

we take our bodies for granted,

but under pressure,

our bodies can show us

how extraordinary

they truly are.

This complex machine grew

out of millions of years

of evolution.

So intricate,

we're still mystified

by many of the things

going on inside us.

A hidden world,

but one we can now explore

in 3-D as never before.

Our sight relies on the most

complex system in our bodies.

Using three-quarters

of our brain power'

when we're challenged,

our eyes focus on the smallest

detail at lightning speed.

They allow us to see

in the dark'

even to see to the magic

of the impossible.

Our brain allows us to see

even while we sleep.

And someday, we may be able

to see without our eyes.

That's how extraordinary

our sight truly is

when we're pushed to the limits.

[ Siren wailing ]

[ l ndistinct talking on radio ]

A murder suspect races

through downtown Los Angeles.

[ Tires screeching ]

Pursuing him is LAPD officer

Stan Berry.

What he's got to do

in this superfast world

is to figure out what matters

and what doesn't

at 1 00 miles an hour.

MAN:
1 4, there's two occupants

in the car.

[ Horn blares ]

NARRATOR:
And to keep up with

the suspect without crashing.

BERRY:
l need to know about

the traffic to the right of me,

traffic coming

to the left of me.

But you also need to focus

on what's ahead of you.

ls there pedestrians

walking down the street?

And then also try to keep up

with the fleeing suspect'

as well.

NARRATOR:
Nature designed the

eyes to let him do just that.

Sight guides the human body.

[ Tires screeching ]

[ Siren wailing ]

NARRATOR:
Many animals

have special kinds of vision.

But in humans, we can do it all.

Like no other creature on Earth,

our vision can distinguish

around 1 0 million colors...

[ Horn blaring ]

...switch focus from infinity

to mere inches

in a fifth of a second...

... pinpoint detail

in the brightest sunshine

or darkest shadow...

...take in a wide-angle view

of almost 1 80 degrees.

All of this takes the massive

power of the human brain.

in some way subserve

the visual system.

lt's been given

an extraordinarily high degree

of emphasis

by all the mechanisms that

have gone into its creation.

[ l ndistinct talking on radio ]

NARRATOR:
Human eyes function

as survival sensors,

giving us essential information

at the crucial time.

Berry constantly relies on them.

The eyes' mechanics are

the most complex in the body.

Their intricacy is unmatched.

As a ball, the eye pivots

in all directions,

locking onto moving targets.

lt does so with the help

of unlikely allies --

two cups of fat -- shock

absorbers for the eyeballs.

Light enters through an aperture

in the iris,

an elastic mesh

of interlocking fibers.

l n bright light' it snaps down

to the size of a pinhole

in a fifth of a second.

Light hits the lens --

not a hard disk'

but a bag of fluid.

The lens projects an image the

size of a large postage stamp

onto the retina

at the back of the eye.

Then the retina'

a mass of nerves,

sends impulses to the brain.

Surprisingly, the right eye

signals the left side

of the brain,

and the left eye transmits

to the right side.

Our eyes have evolved

a crucial feature

that still keeps us

from going extinct.

Officer Berry is about to test

that feature to its limits.

Speeding into a dangerous

intersection,

he faces questions literally

involving life or death.

[ Engine revving ]

ls anything moving?

Where is it?

What is it?

[ Siren wailing ]

A vehicle is stopped ahead,

blocking the way.

To the right' a car speeds

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Unknown

The writer of this screenplay is unknown. more…

All Unknown scripts | Unknown Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss this Human Body: Pushing the Limits script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Human Body: Pushing the Limits" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://www.scripts.com/script/human_body%3A_pushing_the_limits_10358>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer

Human Body: Pushing the Limits

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.