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This is when a person's mouth and lips are pretty much all showing on the screen. Potentially it can be a sign of mystery, used to hide the identity of the person speaking. Otherwise it can just be to emphasize the mouth.

This is a sister tropes of {{Eyedscreen}}, which features a screen shot of a pair of eyes. Compare EatTheCamera and MouthCam.



* Diet Pepsi: This commercial from 1984 is an example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8IMIYKUnJY]]
* Any commercial hawking teeth whitening or toothpaste is prone to this.
* This Coors Light commercial from 1997. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpGsZxHVnyc]]
* The numerous Pepsodent commercials such as this one: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWnPO7ter_4]]
* Twizzlers had a bunch of commercials with a claymation mouth advertising the product.
* An 1980s child abuse PSA, one of the first against ''verbal'' abuse, features a series of mouths shouting harmful insults at children.

* In nearly every ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' episode, there is a point where we get a closeup of a characters mouth talking ominous like. Sometimes making their debut or when they're saying something important.

* The theatrical poster to ''Inside DeepThroat'' depicts a woman's mouth with the movie title in between the half-open lips.
* In the 1985 film, ''Film/WeirdScience'', a scene in which Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith are having a conversation in the shower stall during a party, we get shots of their mouths.
* A closeup of Patricia Quinn's mouth lip-syncing to "Science Fiction Double Feature" is used for the opening credits of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
* ''Film/AlwaysCrashingInTheSameCar'' features several close-ups of Paul [=McGann's=] mouth.
* [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors "Say 'ahhhh!'" "Ahhhhh!" "Say 'AAAHH!'" "AAAHHHH!" "NOW SPIT!"]]
* One of the most iconic examples is in ''Film/CitizenKane''. The first we see of the title character is a close up of his lips as he says his last words: [[ArcWords "Rosebud"]]
* In Creator/DavidLynch's 1984 adaptation of ''{{Film/Dune}}'', Doctor Yueh's mouth is shown in a closeup flashback reminding Duke Leto about [[spoiler:the poison gas tooth intended to kill Baron Harkonnen]].
* The first shot in ''Film/OriginalSin2001'' is Angelina Jolie's lips.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': "What I want from you is...''your voice''."
* ''Film/TheFloridaProject'' has this serve as the final shot of Halley, as she screams, "FUUUUUUCCCCCKKKK YOOOOOUUUUUU!!!!" to [[spoiler:Child Services, who believe she isn't fit to take care of her daughter]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In an extremely minimalist production by the Creator/{{BBC}} of Creator/SamuelBeckett's play ''Not I'', this is all that can be seen of actress Billie Whitelaw as she performs the extended monologue, of a woman on the brink of insanity describing her life. The camera never moves from a full-screen shot of her lips and moving mouth.
* In an episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'', Lister and the Cat desperately try to con a human-hating genocidal killer into thinking they are an uninteresting alien species. They rig a telecommunications camera so all it can see is an upside-down shot of their lower faces, with false eyes glued to their chins. They conduct their side of the dialogue as disembodied alien mouths. The killer Simulant is not deceived and teleports over anyway.
* In an early episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', they do this with Margaret complaining to Col. Blake about something, and Blake completely hung over while she's ranting.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Rick Springfield: "Bop 'Til You Drop"
* Music/LLCoolJ: "Going Back To Cali"
* and this parody from Colin Quinn: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjephtwMvY]]
* Music/FrankZappa: "You Are What You Is" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oblbLHYu6uY]]
* One of the many, many shots in "Dare to Be Stupid" is Music/WeirdAlYankovic's head, upside down and with googly-eyes stuck on his chin, with the camera pulled up close to the mouth.
* A pair of lips sings the opening phrase in the video for Music/{{Poison}}'s "I Want Action".
* The introduction to MeghanTrainor's "Lips Are Movin'" shows a few screenshots like this.
* Played with in the videos from the Music/PinkFloyd album, "The Final Cut". The videos show singer Roger Waters sitting in the dark except for a light on his mouth.
* Chicano Batman: "Black Lipstick" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sOXiL05VSY]]

* The EdutainmentGame ''Pinball/TheBrain'' has a close-up of the mouth and tongue, to represent the sense of taste.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresofJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' episode "The Mighty Wheezers; there is a closeup of Carl's dad's mouth when he's singing a long note before the whole family sings that singing and sitting song.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Stu Gets a Job"; the episode starts with a closeup of Stu's mouth eating chips and drinking soda while watching TV with Tommy.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' episode "Beast of Eden"; the episode ends with Pumbaa showing he has one of the leader's teeth in his mouth.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** "The Fry Cook Games" After Plankton and Mr. Krabs' give their speeches, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick give off a war cry.
** "One Krabs Trash" with Mr. Krabs as he announces his plan to scare [=SpongeBob=]'s #1 hat off of him.
** "Truth or Square" again with Mr. Krabs as he begins to tell [=SpongeBob=] the Krabby Patty formula.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"; with Homer while he's eating a piece of toast which he compliments to Marge about.
** Also happens in ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' short "Bart of the Jungle" when he screams [[SayMyName "BAAART!!!"]] after finding him playing jungle in the backyard with his neckties.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' episode "Belson's Sleepover" when Belson announces his second phase in his plan for pranking everyone "The Reaping."
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
** "Mac Daddy" One time with Mac and Bloo when Bloo and Madame Foster acknowledge the pun on Mac and Cheese's names combined. And one more time when Cheese declares him and Bloo's names combined.
** "Destination Imagination" with Mac and Coco when they try to convince Frankie to come home from the magic toybox world.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "The Last Resort", the camera becomes strangely fascinated with Robotnik's mouth when he comments that he loves sharing a "cozy, hot cup of lapsang souchong tea".