Remember how I said Octopussy is the only Bond movie I've only seen once? Well, this is the Bond movie I've never seen in it's entirety. I've channel surfed into it any number of times, can never stay with it more than 5 minutes. The combination of "older than dirt" sleepwalking Moore, chemistry of dirt Roberts and Grace Jones are unbearable. Though I would take issue with your accusations regarding her character -- get the impression she really is that much of a freak in real life, the clothes she wears in the movie are no more outlandish than what she otherwise wore at the time. Moving on o the questions, I'll have to skip 1+2 since I've never seen the whole thing. 3. Like you said, Moore defines Bond for an awful lot of people. they know little of anything of the books, or don't care, and enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek nature of of the Bond run. They see Moore's Bond as quintessentially English/British, the perfect gentleman with the sharp sense of humor (as evidenced by painfully bad puns, which really calls their judgement into question). Honestly, I think history may have been kinder to him if he hadn't stayed on so long, seen the his era as a nice break that fit into the campiness of the 70s. But when he stretched that well into the 80s, it became absurd. 4. Maxwell was perfect as Moneypenny. Her looks: attractive, but not hot. Coupled with her personality and humor, the kind of woman who could make a perfect wife for a successful husband (boy does that sound sexist, sorry). but who never has a chance with the man she really longs for.