The first accurate portrayal of a black hole in Hollywood was in the 2014 movie “Interstellar”
with help from theoretical physicist Kip Thorne,
and the images from that movie do appear to match reality.
But I find it facinating that astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet generated
an image of a black hole in April of 1979!
It's sad to think that Disney's “The Black Hole,”
which came out in December of 1979,
could have not only been the first Hollywood portrayal of a black hole
(which it appears it was),
but it could have been an accurate portrayal of a black hole.
Ah well …
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