WikEd fancyquotesQuotesBug-silkHeadscratchersIcons-mini-icon extensionPlaying WithUseful NotesMagnifierAnalysisPhoto linkImage LinksHaiku-wide-iconHaikuLaconic

A close-up shot taken from a low position upward toward the actors.

"I am so scared right now...!"

A classic example comes from The Blair Witch Project, spawning several parodies from Scary Movie (complete with a runny nose that just keeps running) to The Simpsons.

Examples of Nostril Shot include:

  • Leslie mimicked this shot when he and the guys were lost in the woods in a Liberty Meadows comic.
  • Another example comes from the intro to Fight Club - the camera starts in the protagonists brain, zooms through his head before finally emerging through his nostril and along the barrel of a gun jammed in his mouth.
  • Done easily and often in Whose Line Is It Anyway?. One game of World's Worst involves examples of the world's worst tv show, and Greg Proops and Drew Carey take turns to move too close to the camera, "announcing" the tv shows "You're Standing Too Close" and "What's Up My Nose".
  • Done in one Sluggy Freelance strip where Bun-Bun ends up shoving the camera up Torg's nose.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.