Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / SunshineNoir

Go To



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

to:

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.

to:

* ''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.

to:

* ''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.

Added DiffLines:

* 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.

to:

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.

to:

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.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/KidDetective2020'' has the hallmarks of a noir (seedy underbelly, corrupt officials, flawed detective) but is set in a sunny, quaint little town.


* Season 2 of ''Series/AgentCarter'', which is set in 1947, has Peggy Carter go to Los Angeles, where it's way sunnier than in New York City but where dark threats loom all the same.


Added DiffLines:

* Season 2 of ''Series/AgentCarter'', which is set in 1947, has Peggy Carter go to Los Angeles, where it's way sunnier than in New York City but where dark threats loom all the same.

Added DiffLines:

* Season 2 of ''Series/AgentCarter'', which is set in 1947, has Peggy Carter go to Los Angeles, where it's way sunnier than in New York City but where dark threats loom all the same.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/LAConfidential'': jaded, morally-ambiguous police officers and tragic femmes fatales try to figure it all out in sunny Los Angeles.


* ''Film/SuicideSquad'' is dark and the main protagonists are all criminals or morally gray government workers. Fitting the dangerous-but-occasionally-quirky aspects of the titular squad, bright colors interrupt the grim landscape, from oddly dyed hair to screaming neon lights. The credits are a kaleidoscopic vision of symbols of the characters in bright neons.

to:

* ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' is dark and the main protagonists are all criminals or morally gray government workers. Fitting the dangerous-but-occasionally-quirky aspects of the titular squad, bright colors interrupt the grim landscape, from oddly dyed hair to screaming neon lights. The credits are a kaleidoscopic vision of symbols of the characters in bright neons.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Videogame/LANoire'' is a shining version of this trope, featuring all manner of crime, sleaze and mayhem taking place in a sun drenched [[TheFifties 50's-era]] Los Angeles.


* Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' recasts the Montagues and Capulets as ruthless crime families in a fictitious setting that is a sunny, nightlife-driven mashup of [=SoCal=] and the Miami-Dade area, with Tybalt as a mob enforcer, Mercutio as a local club rat, and Friar Laurence reinterpreted as a drug-dealing beach bum.

to:

* Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' recasts the Montagues and Capulets as ruthless crime families in a fictitious setting that is a sunny, nightlife-driven mashup of [=SoCal=] and the Miami-Dade area, with Tybalt as a mob enforcer, Mercutio as a local club rat, and Friar Laurence reinterpreted as a drug-dealing beach bum. priest who moonlights as a drug farmer.


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

to:

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


* VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity, VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas and VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV fit the bill.

to:

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

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' has a noir-ish story set in neon-lit Ryme City.


* Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' recasts the Montagues and Capulets as ruthless crime families in a fictitious setting that is a sunny, nightlife-driven mashup of SoCal and the Miami-Dade area, with Tybalt as a mob enforcer, Mercutio as a local club rat, and Friar Laurence reinterpreted as a drug-dealing beach bum.

to:

* Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' recasts the Montagues and Capulets as ruthless crime families in a fictitious setting that is a sunny, nightlife-driven mashup of SoCal [=SoCal=] and the Miami-Dade area, with Tybalt as a mob enforcer, Mercutio as a local club rat, and Friar Laurence reinterpreted as a drug-dealing beach bum.



* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is a somewhat gritty film noir lined with cheery and goofy elements provided by the animated characters that populate the film's world. The [[ToonTown Toontown]] scene could most notably highlight this as it appears all silly, vibrant and happy, but can actually be a dangerous place.

to:

* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is a somewhat gritty film detective noir lined with cheery and goofy elements provided by the animated characters that populate exists in the film's world. The [[ToonTown Toontown]] scene could most notably highlight this as it appears all silly, vibrant and happy, [[CrapsaccharineWorld but can actually be a dangerous place.place for humans]].

Showing 15 edit(s) of 68

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report