Screen Surgery & Film First Aid #005: Three Kings

On-screen illustration as Archie Gates (George Clooney) explains how a bullet wound to the trunk of the human body will cause sepsis as bile is released into the abdominal cavity in Three Kings.

You know anything about gunshot wounds? Specifically, the worst thing about a gunshot wound, provided you survive the bullet, is something called sepsis. Say a bullet tears into your gut. It creates a cavity in the dead tissue. That cavity fills up with bile, and bacteria, and you’re fucked.

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