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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1476976655010052300˛%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.˛%%˛[[quoteright:350:[[Film/MulhollandFalls https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/daylight_noir1.png]]]]˛˛Sunshine Noir combines elements of ShiningCity and CityNoir. The setting may be a 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 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 and colorful and quirky fashions. However, it is, at its core, a CrapsaccharineWorld where dodgy dealings are the norm. May sometimes overlap with CyberPunk.˛˛This term was originally coined by ''Literature/Drive2005'' author James Sallis to describe his novels. ˛˛Compare DaylightHorror, the supernatural or GothicHorror version. Not to be confused with ''film soleil'', which is (roughly) quirky [[FilmNoir Neo-Noir]] in a NewOldWest setting.˛˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]˛* ''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.˛* ''Film/Drive2011''. Pretty neon, chrome, sunshine, and an upbeat pop soundtrack juxtaposed with a serious crime drama? Check.˛* Creator/IdaLupino's ''Film/TheHitchHiker'' is set on the backdrop of sunny Mexico, but has the story of a psycho killer kidnapping two friends.˛* ''Film/KidDetective2020'' has the hallmarks of a noir (seedy underbelly, corrupt officials, flawed detective) but is set in a sunny, quaint little town. ˛* ''Film/LAConfidential'': jaded, morally-ambiguous police officers and tragic femmes fatales try to figure it all out in sunny Los Angeles.˛* ''Film/WomanOnTheRun'' takes place in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco and would be much brighter if it was filmed in colour. Even so, it's a sunny looking FilmNoir from the classic era.˛* Creator/RobertAltman's ''Film/TheLongGoodbye'' is an adaptation of Creator/RaymondChandler's [[Literature/TheLongGoodbye novel of the same name]], but has many scenes drenched in the California sunlight.˛* ''Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA''˛* ''Film/MulhollandFalls'': Despite what the movie poster implies, most scenes take place in bright Californian light.˛* ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' has a noir-ish story set in neon-lit Ryme City.˛* The ''Film/{{Pusher}}'' film trilogy. This kind of setting is emphasized heavily in the remake, which uses bright, colorful urban environments and an upbeat electronic soundtrack to frame a relatively grim story of seedy dealings. ˛* ''Film/TheRecklessMoment'' is all shot in sunny California in a upper-class suburban neighborhood. ˛* ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding'': More than half of the film takes place during bright summer days.˛* 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 as a priest who moonlights as a drug farmer.˛* ''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.˛* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is a somewhat gritty detective noir lined with cheery and goofy elements provided by the animated characters that exists in the film's world. [[ToonTown Toontown]] could most notably highlight this as it appears all silly, vibrant and happy, [[CrapsaccharineWorld but can actually be a dangerous place for humans]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Literature]]˛* The ''Driver'' series by James Sallis is the TropeNamer, while the film of the first book starring Creator/RyanGosling is the TropeCodifier.˛* ''Literature/InherentVice'' and the [[Film/InherentVice film adaptation]] are both examples of this trope, and partly a GenreThrowback to the noirs of the 1970s.˛* The ''Literature/TravisMcGee'' novels, many of which take place in the author's home state of Florida. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]]˛* ''Series/IAmTheNight'': Takes place in sunny LA during 1960s, complete with the protagonist stalking a starlet on a Malibu beach. ˛* ''Series/{{Innocent}}'': A neo-noir thriller set against the backdrop of a rustic seaside town surrounded by turquoise waters and sundappled forests.˛* ''Series/MagnumPI'', a detective show set in sunny Hawaii, featuring beaches, women in bikinis and men in flowery shirts, and including every single Noir trope you could possibly think of.˛* ''Series/MiamiVice'': Pastel colors combined with neon, 80's music, cool cars, and the perpetual sunny Miami weather is juxtaposed over episodes focused on drug dealers, murderers, and gangs. Combines this with ViceCity.˛* ''Series/SilkStalkings'' is about sexy, noir-style crimes among the super-rich in glamorous Palm Beach, Florida. The color palette is noticeably bright.˛* ''Series/TropicalHeat'' is set on the fictional island Key Mariah, which is beautiful, sunny and full of thugs.˛* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' combines grisly crime and serial murder with the bright, sunny and colorful backdrop of Miami. ˛* 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.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' fit the bill. While ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' fits the flashy nightlife version of this trope.˛* ''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/Drive2011'' as well.˛* ''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.˛* ''Videogame/MaxPayne 3'' moves its nighttime NYC setting to sunny Brazil. Rather than a black leather jacket, Max spends most of the game wearing a colorful Hawaiian shirt.˛* Southtown in ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' is constantly described as a crimeridden hellhole. On the surface however, it looks just like another sundrenched American city on the west coast. ˛* The City in ''Videogame/MirrorsEdge'' is almost entirely white with some garishly bright colored highlights, with the sun glaring down from a cloudless sky in almost every level. At the same time it's almost devoid of signs of life and somewhat unsettlingly sterile.˛[[/folder]]˛----

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