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* ''Film/Drive2011''. Pretty neon, chrome, sunshine, and an upbeat pop soundtrack juxtaposed with a serious crime drama? Check.

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* ''Film/Drive2011''. Pretty neon, chrome, sunshine, and an upbeat pop soundtrack juxtaposed with a serious crime drama? Check.drama.


* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' fit the bill. While ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' fits the flashy nightlife version of this trope.

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%%(ZCE) * ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' fit the bill. While ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' fits the flashy nightlife version of this trope.

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' takes place in the town of Neptune, a playground for rich businessmen and their children. It's appropriately fancy and beach-adjacent, but there's not a pool in the region that hasn't been the site of a murder, an affair, or both.


* ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'': The TropeCodifier, famous for its golden yellow cinematography. According to an interview with Creator/RomanPolanski, Creator/RobertTowne was furious when he saw the sunny colors he was using. When Towne had wrote the script, he assumed the film would have the dark red filter ''Film/TheGodfather'' had made so popular.

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* ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'': The TropeCodifier, famous for its golden yellow cinematography. According to an interview with Creator/RomanPolanski, Creator/RobertTowne was furious when he saw the sunny colors he was using. When Towne had wrote the script, he assumed the film would have the dark red filter ''Film/TheGodfather'' had made so popular.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ArcherDreamland'' is set in 1947 Los Angeles, though it's part of the [[{{WesternAnimation/Archer}} titular protagonist]]'s AdventuresInComaland.
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* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' is almost always sunny with elements of film noir, but considering how much of a trainwreck the film is, it remains a mystery as to whether or not this was even ''intentional.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' ''[[WesternAnimation/FoodFight Foodfight!]]'' is almost always sunny with elements of film noir, but considering how much of a trainwreck the film is, it remains a mystery as to whether or not this was even ''intentional.''


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}} has many of its investigations made during the daytime and in a quaint suburb. Making the cat-on-cat violence [[DaylightHorror all the more horrifying.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' has many of its investigations made during the daytime and in a quaint suburb. Making the cat-on-cat violence [[DaylightHorror all the more horrifying.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}} has many of its investigations made during the daytime and in a quaint suburb. Making the cat-on-cat violence [[DaylightHorror all the more horrifying.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' is almost always sunny with elements of film noir, but considering how much of a trainwreck the film is, it remains a mystery as to whether or not this was even ''intentional.''
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* ''Film/{{Palmetto}}'' is a NeoNoir set in sunny and humid Palmetto, Florida.

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* ''Film/{{Palmetto}}'' is a NeoNoir Neo-Noir set in sunny and humid Palmetto, Florida.

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* ''Film/{{Palmetto}}'' is a NeoNoir set in sunny and humid Palmetto, Florida.


This setting either tries to accentuate how lively it is, or is filled with beautiful sunshine and stylish chrome cars. Expect signs in the background (or the opening credits/title page of the story) to include a colorful neon font. Expect there to be a huge focus on vibrant, neon-lit nightlife in these kinds of settings. If not, expect to hear upbeat, poppy music playing in the background as undercover detectives bust a drug deal or as a young getaway driver makes his great escape. Often, in this setting, there is a juxtaposition of happy scenes set in broad daylight with events that would normally mark a WretchedHive. However, unlike a WretchedHive, this setting tends to be clean and polished. The setting in this peculiar type of Noir is usually a ViceCity, that looks particularly ''fun'' on the surface, with charming characters and colorful and quirky fashions. However, it is, at its core, a CrapsaccharineWorld where dodgy dealings are the norm. May sometimes overlap with CyberPunk.

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This setting either tries to accentuate how lively it is, or is filled with beautiful sunshine and stylish chrome cars. Expect signs in the background (or the opening credits/title page of the story) to include a colorful neon font. Expect there to be a huge focus on vibrant, neon-lit nightlife in these kinds of settings. If not, expect to hear upbeat, poppy music playing in the background as undercover detectives bust a drug deal or as a young getaway driver makes his great escape. Often, in this setting, there is a juxtaposition of happy scenes set in broad daylight with events that would normally mark a WretchedHive. However, unlike a WretchedHive, this setting tends to be clean and polished. The setting in this peculiar type of Noir is usually a ViceCity, that looks particularly ''fun'' on the surface, with charming characters and colorful and quirky fashions. However, it is, at its core, a CrapsaccharineWorld where dodgy dealings are the norm. May sometimes overlap with CyberPunk.
CyberPunk. May make liberal use of WarmPlaceWarmLighting; expect orange and yellow filters.


This term was originally coined by ''Literature/{{Drive}}'' author James Sallis to describe his novels.

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This term was originally coined by ''Literature/{{Drive}}'' ''Literature/Drive2005'' author James Sallis to describe his novels.



* ''Film/{{Drive}}''. Pretty neon, chrome, sunshine, and an upbeat pop soundtrack juxtaposed with a serious crime drama? Check.

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* ''Film/{{Drive}}''.''Film/Drive2011''. Pretty neon, chrome, sunshine, and an upbeat pop soundtrack juxtaposed with a serious crime drama? Check.



* ''Videogame/HotlineMiami'', to varying degrees. It is certainly this in [[spoiler:Biker's arc]]. In Jacket's arc it is definitely a WretchedHive, although due to SanitySlippage Jacket tends to be something of a WeirdnessMagnet. The game has been stated to have been partially inspired by ''Film/{{Drive}}'' as well.

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* ''Videogame/HotlineMiami'', to varying degrees. It is certainly this in [[spoiler:Biker's arc]]. In Jacket's arc it is definitely a WretchedHive, although due to SanitySlippage Jacket tends to be something of a WeirdnessMagnet. The game has been stated to have been partially inspired by ''Film/{{Drive}}'' ''Film/Drive2011'' as well.

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* The ''Literature/TravisMcGee'' novels, many of which take place in the author's home state of Florida.


Sunshine Noir combines elements of ShiningCity and CityNoir. The setting may be a CrapsackWorld filled with gangsters, drug deals gone wrong, undercover police officers, criminal drifters, violent youths; you name it. However, the setting does not necessarily ''look'' like a CrapsackWorld.

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Sunshine Noir combines elements of ShiningCity and CityNoir. The setting may be a CrapsackWorld CrapsaccharineWorld that looks a glamorous and glitzy place but it's filled with gangsters, drug deals gone wrong, undercover police officers, criminal drifters, violent youths; you name it. However, the setting does not necessarily ''look'' like a CrapsackWorld.
Crapsaccharine World.


This setting either tries to accentuate how lively it is, or is filled with beautiful sunshine and stylish chrome cars. Expect signs in the background (or the opening credits/title page of the story) to include a colorful neon font. Expect there to be a huge focus on vibrant, neon-lit nightlife in these kinds of settings. If not, expect to hear upbeat, poppy music playing in the background as undercover detectives bust a drug deal or as a young getaway driver makes his great escape. Often, in this setting, there is a juxtaposition of happy scenes set in broad daylight with events that would normally mark a WretchedHive. However, unlike a WretchedHive, this setting tends to be clean and polished. The setting in this peculiar type of Noir is usually a ViceCity, that looks particularly ''fun'' on the surface, with charming characters, colorful and quirky fashions, but is, due to its underworld of crime, a CrapsaccharineWorld. May sometimes overlap with CyberPunk.

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This setting either tries to accentuate how lively it is, or is filled with beautiful sunshine and stylish chrome cars. Expect signs in the background (or the opening credits/title page of the story) to include a colorful neon font. Expect there to be a huge focus on vibrant, neon-lit nightlife in these kinds of settings. If not, expect to hear upbeat, poppy music playing in the background as undercover detectives bust a drug deal or as a young getaway driver makes his great escape. Often, in this setting, there is a juxtaposition of happy scenes set in broad daylight with events that would normally mark a WretchedHive. However, unlike a WretchedHive, this setting tends to be clean and polished. The setting in this peculiar type of Noir is usually a ViceCity, that looks particularly ''fun'' on the surface, with charming characters, characters and colorful and quirky fashions, but fashions. However, it is, due to at its underworld of crime, core, a CrapsaccharineWorld.CrapsaccharineWorld where dodgy dealings are the norm. May sometimes overlap with CyberPunk.

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