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5th Jan '17 7:19:57 PM Kalaong
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* The city featured in ''Film/TheMatrix'' is just "the city", because there's actually only one. Extreme wide shots in the sequels show that all of the plugged-in human population is concentrated around a single, vast megalopolis.

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* The city featured in ''Film/TheMatrix'' is just "the city", because there's actually only one. Extreme wide shots in the sequels show that all much of the plugged-in human population is concentrated around in a single, vast megalopolis.
megalopolis - though there are {{Big Fancy House}}s for rich people five ''hundred'' miles away. For those who don't want to screw around with a map, that's a third of the width of the US.
4th Jan '17 5:34:54 PM FringeBenefits
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* ''Literature/Tasakeru'' takes place in an island country with no name, referred to only as "the world". Since the island is a ClosedCircle, the inhabitants have no concepts that there's anything else beyond the sea.

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* ''Literature/Tasakeru'' ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'' takes place in an island country with no name, referred to only as "the world". Since the island is a ClosedCircle, the inhabitants have no concepts that there's anything else beyond the sea.
4th Jan '17 5:34:17 PM FringeBenefits
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* ''Literature/Tasakeru'' takes place in an island country with no name, referred to only as "the world". Since the island is a ClosedCircle, the inhabitants have no concepts that there's anything else beyond the sea.
29th Dec '16 3:24:08 PM TedlyAnderson
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** You mean the same panel that showed the Golden Gate bridge?

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** You mean Of course, the same panel that also showed the Golden Gate bridge?bridge, so ...


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* Faith Erin Hicks' graphic novel series ''The Nameless City'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: it's set in a city in a very strategically important position (controlling multiple trade routes), which means that every powerful empire in the region has taken turns conquering, losing, and re-conquering the city. Every time it's conquered, the conquerors rename the city, which means it's had dozens of names over the centuries, and is thus better known as just "the city."
13th Dec '16 6:14:54 PM Doug86
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* The titular city in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Nameless City'' (namedropped in many other CthulhuMythos stories) is an odd case; it's "real" name, if it ever had one, is unknown, but characters and fans pretty much turn the phrase "The Nameless City" into its NonindicativeName.

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* The titular city in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Nameless City'' (namedropped in many other CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos stories) is an odd case; it's "real" name, if it ever had one, is unknown, but characters and fans pretty much turn the phrase "The Nameless City" into its NonindicativeName.
12th Nov '16 4:37:34 PM pwiegle
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* Nameless, Tennessee is a sleepy little rural community which acquired its name when a representative from the US Postal Service informed them that, if they wanted to receive mail, they would have to give the place a name that you could properly address a letter to. The residents met and discussed various names, but ultimately decided that it was just a nameless sort of place, and so it officially became.
23rd Oct '16 6:28:21 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep: The Movie'', the bus display just says "Big City". The roadsign for the City Centre says it's twinned with Großstadt, La Grande Ville, and La Gran Ciudad ("The Big City" in German, French and Spanish).
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9th Sep '16 9:37:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* A semi-example: people living in or near a major city will often simply refer to that city as "the city." Taking it a step further, during the height of TheRomanEmpire, the city of Rome was simply "The City" to many across all of Europe. Even the calendar counted years ab urbe condita, or "from the founding of the city" with everyone understanding which city. Not really No Name Given, more like No Need To Give Name.

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* A semi-example: people living in or near a major city will often simply refer to that city as "the city." Taking it a step further, during the height of TheRomanEmpire, UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire, the city of Rome was simply "The City" to many across all of Europe. Even the calendar counted years ab urbe condita, or "from the founding of the city" with everyone understanding which city. Not really No Name Given, more like No Need To Give Name.
23rd Aug '16 11:31:47 AM Ulkomaalainen
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The city visited in ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' is left unnamed, but the soundtrack and Polish signs reveal it to be Krakow. The actual setting is pretty weird: the setting mentioned is [[UnitedEurope The European Confederation]], but it features a very American-style diner, and every single character has a Japanese name, and speaks primarily Japanese -- they actually switch to English at times to drive home that it's not just a TranslationConvention.
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3rd Aug '16 1:50:47 PM Greenygal
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* ''Series/KungFu'' The Legend Continues - The city is never named. Fans called it Sloansville after the writer Micheal Sloan.
* Many of AaronSpelling 's cop shows ''Series/TheRookies'', ''Series/StarskyandHutch'', ''Series/SWAT'', ''Series/TJHooker'' are set in police agencies that resemble the Los Angeles Police Department, but are in unnamed cities.

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* ''Series/KungFu'' ''Series/KungFu: The Legend Continues Continues'' - The city is never named. Fans called it Sloansville after the writer Micheal Sloan.
* Many of AaronSpelling 's AaronSpelling's cop shows ''Series/TheRookies'', ''Series/StarskyandHutch'', ''Series/SWAT'', ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', ''Series/TJHooker'' are set in police agencies that resemble the Los Angeles Police Department, but are in unnamed cities.
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