AP Films had the intention to be a film house – .
The closing titleography for Thunderbirds  is worth talking about.
Children have just watched an episode of Thunderbirds. There will have been a happy ending to the International Rescue mission. We’ll probably see a Tracy family scene; a dénouement with laughter.
The Tracy’s are happy. The children are happy.
Then the screen goes black. Barry Gray’s music starts to a black screen. There is no image. Timpani, the king of drums, accompanied by a snare, sound out the seriousness of the business that we have just watched International Rescue perform. And the seriousness of the end titleography.
The image is faded in, as if revealing a secret. Timpani and snare continuing a quasi-military stand-to.
And what do we see? We’re not sure. It’s a close-up of something and, moreover, it’s at an odd angle.
Mystery of true identity.
And then a never-seen-before rotating, disorientating, zoom-out reveal occurs.
It’s Thunderbird 1.
Yes it’s a children’s programme but, in only five seconds, AP Films offers us a tantalising glimpse of a filmatic vision on a corresponding timeframe to Broccoli’s and Saltzman’s EoN.
The talent on display is awesome.
Barry Gray. Listen to his score around when the Rolls-Royce grille of FAB 1 is revealed.
What do you hear? There’s a word for it. Leitmotif.