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30th Nov '16 3:13:56 PM WillBGood
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* The home city of Haroun and Rashid in Creator/SalmanRushdie's Literature/HarounAndTheSeaOfStories is described as "[[CityWithNoName a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad it had forgotten its name]]". This is at least partly due to the constant pollution from the many factories which manufacture... sadness.

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* The home city of Haroun and Rashid in Creator/SalmanRushdie's Literature/HarounAndTheSeaOfStories ''Literature/HarounAndTheSeaOfStories'' is described as "[[CityWithNoName a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad it had forgotten its name]]". This is at least partly due to the constant pollution from the many factories which manufacture... sadness.
15th Nov '16 3:39:47 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Jim is a violent cop in a violent city in ''Film/OnDangerousGround''.
13th Nov '16 7:38:36 PM PaulA
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* Seen in many of the books and stories by Creator/PhilipKDick, but particularly noteworthy in ''Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep,'' ''Flow My Tears The Policeman Said,'' and ''A Scanner Darkly''.

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* Seen in many of the books and stories by Creator/PhilipKDick, but particularly noteworthy in ''Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep,'' ''Flow My Tears The Policeman Said,'' ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', ''Literature/FlowMyTearsThePolicemanSaid'', and ''A Scanner Darkly''.''Literature/AScannerDarkly''.
8th Nov '16 1:55:56 PM aurora369
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** Moscow, however, has nothing on [[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs the second capital of Russia]], which has been a CityNoir for ''centuries'' -- before the term was even conceived -- probably ever since its inception. Even the classical writers of Russian literature would agree: Creator/FyodorDostoevsky himself famously called Saint-Petersburg the "City of the Half-Mad" in ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', while Creator/NikolaiGogol devoted an entire short story describing how gloomy and dark it was. And there's a good reason for that: [[TheNightThatNeverEnds on average, there are only two hundred days in the year that are rainy and only fifty that are sunny]], and the weather and life conditions were (and are) so unbearable that most of the peasants who constructed the city died and became the city's foundations. The (beautiful, mind you) famous baroque architecture of the city does not help either: [[InvokedTrope knowing full well that the place where Saint-Petersburg stood was naturally very gloomy]], they chose to use bright, pastel tones like yellow and cyan to add some colour to the city, which, as Dostoyevsky pointed out, [[GoneHorriblyWrong made it look like a giant insane asylum]]. Saint-Petersburg also became famous for its rampant crime during TheNineties, and albeit the power of TheMafiya waned after Putin's ascension, the atmosphere of the city still reeks of criminality. In short, it is the ''quintessential'' CityNoir, with all of its main characteristics with the sole exception of huge skyscrapers -- and even that is only because it is built on a [[SwampsAreEvil swamp]] and would not support high buildings.

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** Moscow, however, has nothing on [[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs the second capital of Russia]], which has been a CityNoir for ''centuries'' -- before the term was even conceived -- probably ever since its inception. Even the classical writers of Russian literature would agree: Creator/FyodorDostoevsky himself famously called Saint-Petersburg the "City of the Half-Mad" in ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', while Creator/NikolaiGogol devoted an entire short story describing how gloomy and dark it was. And there's a good reason for that: [[TheNightThatNeverEnds on average, there are only two hundred days in the year that are rainy and only fifty that are sunny]], and the weather and life conditions were (and are) so unbearable that most of the peasants who constructed the city died and became the city's foundations. The (beautiful, mind you) famous baroque architecture of the city does not help either: [[InvokedTrope knowing full well that the place where Saint-Petersburg stood was naturally very gloomy]], they chose to use bright, pastel tones like yellow and cyan to add some colour to the city, which, as Dostoyevsky pointed out, [[GoneHorriblyWrong made it look like a giant insane asylum]]. Saint-Petersburg also became famous for its rampant crime during TheNineties, and albeit the power of TheMafiya waned after Putin's ascension, the atmosphere of the city still reeks of criminality. In short, it is the ''quintessential'' CityNoir, with all of its main characteristics with the sole exception of huge skyscrapers -- and even that is only because it is built on a [[SwampsAreEvil swamp]] and would not support high buildings. Nevertheless, they found out how to build skyscrapers in St. Pete; one district, the Okhta Center, became extremely controversial for being butt-ugly and visible from the entire city due to its height.
22nd Oct '16 6:10:19 PM Britarse
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* The [[http://cockeyed.webcomic.ws/comics/91/ ''Noireville'']] setting from ''Cockeyed Comics''.



* The [[http://cockeyed.webcomic.ws/comics/91/ ''Noireville'']] setting from ''Cockeyed Comics''.

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* The [[http://cockeyed.webcomic.ws/comics/91/ ''Noireville'']] setting from ''Cockeyed Comics''.
22nd Oct '16 6:09:34 PM Britarse
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* The [[http://cockeyed.webcomic.ws/comics/91/ ''Noireville'']] setting from ''Cockeyed Comics''.
20th Oct '16 6:03:38 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Iverstown from ''Film/TheStrangeLoveOfMarthIvers''.
15th Aug '16 10:05:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST New Mombasa]] evokes one of these, though it was brighter and more welcoming before the Covenant invaded.

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* [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''[='s=] version of New Mombasa]] Mombasa evokes one of these, this in the nighttime sections, though it the city was brighter and more welcoming before the Covenant invaded.
2nd Aug '16 6:25:07 PM nombretomado
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%% * Hub City from TheDCU is Gotham turned UpToEleven.

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%% * Hub City from TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU is Gotham turned UpToEleven.
2nd Aug '16 2:17:57 AM TitoMosquito
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** Batman The Animated Series is especially notable in this regard. The animators even developed a new kind of ArtDeco dubbed "Dark Deco" to make Gotham look as sinister and oppressive as possible.

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** Batman ''Batman: The Animated Series Series'' is especially notable in this regard. The animators even developed a new kind of ArtDeco dubbed "Dark Deco" to make Gotham look as sinister and oppressive as possible.
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