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The James Bond Complex is hosted by Edgar Chaput and Mathieu Auclair. Two 007 aficionados located in Montreal, Canada (station MC), they go through the Fleming novels, the film adaptations, and much much more! Reviews, anecdotes, behind-the-scenes knowledge, you've never been debriefed on Bond's famous missions like you have with The James Bond Complex!

The James Bond Complex Edgar Chaput & Matt Auclair

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The James Bond Complex is hosted by Edgar Chaput and Mathieu Auclair. Two 007 aficionados located in Montreal, Canada (station MC), they go through the Fleming novels, the film adaptations, and much much more! Reviews, anecdotes, behind-the-scenes knowledge, you've never been debriefed on Bond's famous missions like you have with The James Bond Complex!

    The Spy Who Loved Me - by Christopher Wood

    The Spy Who Loved Me - by Christopher Wood

    Hello dear listeners!



    We at the James Bond Complex love movies. We also love books. Several movies and franchises have books about them, such as behind the scenes encapsulations of a film's production or theoretical books that explore a movie's thematic texture. That said, one of the oft overlooked marriages between movies and books is the novelization. At one time an extremely popular tie-in marketing strategy, the novelization has mostly gone the way of the dodo, notwithstanding a few exceptions here and there. 



    This week on the show, Matt and Edgar dive into what is surely one of the great curiosities of 007 books in the entire franchise's history: The Spy Who Loved Me novelization, penned by Christopher Wood. Why should a novelization attract so much curiosity you ask? Well, give this week's episode a spin to find out just how dissonant the book is from the film, especially from a tonal perspective. The crazy thing is Christopher Wood worked on the film's screenplay too!



    There is unquestionably much to talk about this week, most notably what it would be like to see Roger's Bond get electrocuted in the crown jewels, the glorious prose that describes a woman spreading sunscreen on her voluptuous assets, how many Nazi connections we can spot, the importance of celebrating an anniversary BEFORE dying a horrifying death, and most importantly, does the book make it any clearer if Bond intentionally uses the poor Egyptian as a shield?



    So sit back, relax, light up your shisha and prepare some mint tea because Matt and Edgar have a real interesting one on their hands this week. Hooray for R-rated novels about Roger Moore 007 adventures!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    July 2020 debriefing

    July 2020 debriefing

    Hello dear listeners!
    It's the end of July!!!
    Did you watch Operation Freefall? Or Retroblasting's livestream? Did you purchase an Octopussy bathrobe? What about No Time To Die, willever come out?!?
    Listen to this episode. We may not have all the answers. But one thing we do have is International man of mystery Jason Kim!!!

    Operation: FREEFALL | A Live Bond Celebration | The Director's Cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaxG40mF1Wo
    RetroBlasting Livestream XLIII: Bond... James Bond (July 25, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-94zqEluNk&list=PLZIxaT6XsvKq29W_irSIzifb3BO-QqtyX&index=45
    Octopussy Silk Robe - Numbered Edition - By MENG: https://007store.com/collections/james-bond-womens-clothing/products/exclusive-octopussy-silk-robe-by-meng

    • 35 min
    The Archer Detour

    The Archer Detour

    Sterling Malory Archer, International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) code-named Duchess. The world's greatest secret agent. Or so he thinks. The star of the Animated FX Tv series "Archer". Yes gentlemen we are finally doing a detour with the crew of Isis!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tailored for Casual Bond of the 60's

    Tailored for Casual Bond of the 60's

    Hello dear listeners. This is it, the James Bond Complex takes on the very popular subject of clothing inspired by 007. Edgar & Matt discuss their favorite casual outfits from the 1960's.

    • 52 min
    Nobody Lives Forever by John Gardner

    Nobody Lives Forever by John Gardner

    Hello, dear listeners!



    As June morphs into July and the summer heats up ever more, the boys find a Shady Tree to hit the books again for some summer reading with John Gardner's fifth novel, Nobody Lives Forever. Mathieu and Edgar remain undeterred in their journey through the Gardner oeuvre even though the adventure has been a bit rocky up until this point. Surprise, surprise, for the first time since cracking open the Gardners, the podcast witnesses its first (mild) disagreement. Yes, one of the hosts was once again lukewarm whereas the other genuinely enjoyed himself. 

    But that's not all. In analyzing the book the lads venture into other obviously and intricately related topics such as how cleaning up after squashed poisonous bat prepares one for COVID-19 safety measures, what breakfast at Bond's place would be like with him, Q'ute and May at the same table, opinions of the Gardner titles (fart noise or no fart noise) and the importance of sometimes just ''going along for the ride."

    Get excited, for this is our biggest book related podcast ever, with special appearances by Michael Keaton, Anthony Quinn, Steve Irwin, Kevin Conroy, Doctor Who, OK Google, and Dr. Ketchup. Who's Dr. Ketchup? Find out!

    So sit back, relax, open a cold one or prepare a nice tonic. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the nice weather and another great episode. After all, Nobody Lives Forever. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    June 2020 Debriefing

    June 2020 Debriefing

    Summer is here! Edgar & Matt  discuss  the Orlear Brown section of the Ogilvy store in downtown Montreal and Matt discuss a new theory about the 19th James Bond film; The World Is Not Enough. Tin foil hat NOT required!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Timway2 ,

Great podcast

I have been listening to these chaps since they started the podcast. They are always light hearted and fun to listen to. Highly recommended for any Bond fan, ANYWHERE!!

universalexports1962 ,

Enjoyable

Great to listen to a podcast from Canada about Bond. Very enjoyable from two guys who seem to be friends.

Peteyfourfingers ,

Great for non - spoilers

A great podcast if you want to immerse yourself in the world of Bond without learning of potential spoilers. Keep it up guys.

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