I'll point out that no one here is saying that DM is not good at what he does.
I find him quite interesting, talented and intelligent.
I also have studied a few of his lecture notes and found a lot of great ideas that I use.
The memento deck is brilliant, especially when combined with a great presentaiton and the 1800's deck.
All of that said, DM is not underground.
Huh?DM, and his work are both by definition underground.
That's like saying Theory11 and Ellusionist is underground. Both are far from, and DM is featured on Theory11 and also featured in XB2 which is available here on E.
Well, you haven't given another definition that makes sense or fits so..............That is one definition, but I don't see how it is relevant here. We are talking about a person, not information.
What Feras said is extremely relevant. So relevant that you missed it. So stop and think about it because I refuse to blatantly spell it out.
Yes it does. DM is moving towards becoming a brand. Just the way that his marketing, and material work. He puts it together stylistically to reflect what he does, which is fine; but at the same time he automatically takes himself out of the underground and into the mainstream.Maybe underground is a trend and a brand to some, but that does not change the fact that DM is underground.
Let me put it to you another way:
David Cronenberg used to be an underground filmmaker. A filmmaker who made small films that ran in theaters. The Fly being one of his most well known.
That all changed with "A History of Violence." David officially crossed over into mainstream A list directing at that point.
No going back.
Joining T11 was Daniel Madison's History of Violence, or at least one among many choices he made.
All things are hidden, obscure and debatable if the cause of the phenomena be unknown-Louis Pasteur