Memorable Facial Close Up Shots


The Ox-Bow Incident (1942, William Wellman)
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra

One of my favorite things about The Silence of the Lambs.
Characters looking directly into the camera is a trademark of director Jonathan Demme. He uses it in most of his films, not just The Silence of the Lambs. Below are examples from Philadelphia, Married to the Mob, Something Wild, Melvin & Howard, Last Embrace, and Beloved...

Good thread. Here are a few that come to mind:

Aguirre, The Wrath of God

City Lights


Memories of Murder

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

“I was cured, all right!”
Bergman's Persona

Well, all of his works, actually, since he belived that face expression is the soul of a movie. Master of close-ups.
“We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.”