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 EatTheCamera.

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



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

* In nearly every 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 ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
* ''Film/AlwaysCrashingInTheSameCar'' features several close-ups of Paul [=McGann's=] mouth.
* [[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]].

[[folder:{{Music Videos}}]]
* Rick Springfield: "Bop 'Til You Drop"
* Music/LLCoolJ: "Going Back To Cali"
* and this parody from Colin Quinn: [[]]
* Music/FrankZappa: "You Are What You Is" [[]]
* 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.

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

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* ''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.