Hey, Japan Cinema here,
We recently interviewed Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.
What you may not know about him is he is providing the score to one of the best action films coming out of Asia in some time, The Raid (it even ranked #1 on our best films of 2011 list)! Helmed by Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda and film composer Joseph Trapanese, who linked up with Daft Punk to complete the music to “Tron: Legacy” last year, Shinoda is a third generation Japanese American, with a love of the arts and music.
It was inevitable that he someday combine his love of the two and create an original, masterful score to a film. I had the chance to sit down and discuss the entire scoring process and what his favorite Asian films are! Read below for the full interview…
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