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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.

* 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]].

[[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.

* 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 the Tracey Ullman short "Bart of the Jungle" when he screams [[SayMyname "BAAART!!!"]] after finding him playing jungle in the backyard with his neckties.