First published November 18, 2015
We start by realizing that Ian Fleming was an agent himself, so we have always been given clues via these books and films. We must assume the newer scriptwriters are also involved in Intelligence, either being agents themselves or being in constant consultation. The original and primary point of the novels and movies was as PR for Intelligence, but as the years have passed more and more clues are inserted into the films as well. I assume this is mostly as an inside joke: they know by now that almost no one is getting the clues, so they feel they don’t have to be careful. But they also may be signaling one another and those on the outside (assuming anyone but me is still outside Intelligence).
continued at the link above.