In answering a related question on the English Language Stack, I had vivid memories of seeing movie scenes that pictured noir or cyberpunkesque* characters, lounging in window openings (open or missing the pane) of run down rooms, situated behind the rusting trusses of ((mal-)functioning) Jumbotrons.

I cannot give a better date-range than 1980-2010.

I couldn't remember any concrete examples of these works, despite seeming to remember more than one movie (at least two live action and one animated) featuring this.

Specifically, I am looking for one of the live-action ones: a female character in a long leather coat squats in the window-opening, directly outside the window are the trusses of a giant lighted display (jumbotron or billboard or huge neon sign). Reflections of neon can be seen, and we can gather that the room is completely derelict. Sadly I have not even vestiges of plot to go with that visual image.

*like the daywalker in Blade -i.e. not necessarily a character in a cyperpunk movie, but with some of the same fashion choices.

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    When you say "scenes" and "more than one instance" are you talking about multiple works, or just multiple scenes in a single work? Live action or animated? When and where did you see this? Why/how were the characters "cyberpunkesque?"
    – DavidW
    Jan 11 at 11:41
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    @DavidW both live-action and animated - i worked it into the Q now ---- Could the close-voters air their grievance, so i can react?
    – bukwyrm
    Jan 11 at 11:54
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    If they're three seperate and distinct movies then you'll have to ask three seperate and distinct questions I'm afraid
    – fez
    Jan 11 at 13:12
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    @fez got it. Focussed on one of them.
    – bukwyrm
    Jan 11 at 13:21
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    You're describing the opening scene of the musical 'Rent'
    – Valorum
    Jan 11 at 14:35

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