View Full Version : Whats up ending films with the word "FIN"?

05-27-2005, 09:16 PM
Its a common stereotype you see on cartoons when mocking independant films. Family guy, simpsons, rockos modern life, and actually ive seen a few weird ones that end in FIN. Im ASSUMING its FINISH, but then ive seen it begin with "Lint". We used to get an independant film channel, which ruled but now we dont. :(

Is there any real reason to this? Some sort of trend far before my time?

05-27-2005, 10:00 PM
It came from french films and it became popular (in this context) during the "nouvelle vague" movement. Probably ppl use it to give to the product a "intellectual" look.
In italian it's "fine", pronounced ~ "fe na" (it's the 3rd), I think it's latin heritage, finis (the end).

I don't know about the word "lint".

05-27-2005, 10:46 PM
hah thank you! i knew there was a deeper meaning to it. I didnt wanna be foolish and use it for laughs without knowing what its origin was.

05-28-2005, 05:55 AM
well in french "Fin" is just plain "End" :)

05-30-2005, 06:21 PM
well in french "Fin" is just plain "End" :)
Same thing in Spanish.

05-30-2005, 07:36 PM
ive taken only german, so.. thanks!

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