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Mouth Screen
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. Usually a step away from Eat The Camera.

This is a sister tropes of Eyedscreen, which features a screen shot of a pair of eyes.

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    Advertising 
  • Diet Pepsi: This commercial from 1984 is an example: [1]
  • Any commercial hawking teeth whitening or toothpaste is prone to this.
  • This Coors Light commercial from 1997. [2]
  • The numerous Pepsodent commercials such as this one: [3]

    Anime 
  • In nearly every Detective Conan 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.

    Film 

    Music Videos 
  • Rick Springfield: "Bop 'Til You Drop"
  • LL Cool J: "Going Back To Cali"
  • and this parody from Colin Quinn: [4]
  • Frank Zappa: "You Are What You Is" [5]
  • One of the many, many shots in "Dare to Be Stupid" is "Weird Al" Yankovic's head, upside down and with googly-eyes stuck on his chin, with the camera pulled up close to the mouth.

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    Western Animation 
  • The Adventuresof Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius 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.
  • 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.
  • Timon & Pumbaa episode "Beast of Eden"; the episode ends with Pumbaa showing he has one of the leader's teeth in his mouth.
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants:
    • "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.
  • The Simpsons 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.
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