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She's very altered in the films. Miss Moneypenny, in the books, is the private secretary to M. She is completely dedicated to her work although she tends to mildly flirt with James Bond. She appears to harbour genuine affection for him too, although never states this As the Wiki for her comments: In the novel Thunderball, Fleming wrote that she "often ...


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I think it has to do with technological advancements. M is "Old Skewl", and in the day of the Cold War there weren't cameras everywhere. As such, you weren't held liable for everything you did and news didn't travel as fast. Bond comes along and he's like John Gotti was the the Mafia; he's brash and open and somewhat careless in his approach. And he's ...


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It is a little joking throwaway line, but I think it directly relates to her earlier dialogue, when she says In the old days if an agent did something that embarrassing he'd have a good sense to defect. That might be what she is missing in this particular situation, a way for Bond to easily "dispose" himself without making MI6 any further shame. If she ...


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I agree with the codename theory. Here's how to explain it. Let's start with the assumption that Bond 1 (played by Connery) was an agent whose real name was indeed James Bond. B1 set the standard for which all future 00 agents needed to follow, to the extent that the secret service decided to not only retain the number 007 for the best of the 00 agents, but ...



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