I have a soft spot for 1979's The Black Hole and, in particular, John Barry's beautiful score for it. It appears that this film, plus Star Trek: The Motion Picture (in the same year) were the last films to feature a short overture at the beginning - were there any other films after these two that featured overtures?


I believe Midnight in Paris (2011) had an overture, if I remember correctly.

Wikipedia has a nice list of films containing overtures, including a post-1970 section. I can't imagine that it's completely exhaustive, so I'm sure that there are films with overtures missing from the list. But the short answer to your question is no - The Black Hole was not the last film to feature an overture.

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  • Thank you! Guess I was too lazy to go do a little wiki research ;) – Nobby Dec 23 '11 at 16:35
  • @Neil it happens to the best of us! I was actually quite surprised to find that they've got an entire page devoted to exactly this question. – hairboat Dec 23 '11 at 16:40

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