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

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

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

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

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