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April 18 2006

R.I.P. Scott Brazil. The Emmy award winner died Tuesday morning at the age of 50. He directed the classic Buffy episode 'Angel' back in season one.

I don't remember hearing his name before today, but if his work is any indication, he was a talented man.

'Angel' was a pivotal episode for the young series, showing how deep it could be. Much of that came from Greenwalt's and Joss' storytelling, but I would say Brazil put his stamp on that episode too. The tension in the showdown in the Bronze stands out to me, the images of Buffy, Angel and Darla moving in and out of the shadows are still fresh in my mind.

Beyond that he has an impressive list of credits. If all he'd done was direct and showrun The Shield, that alone would be quite an accomplishment. R.I.P.
Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Very sorry to hear this. He accomplished so much in a relatively short lifetime. R.I.P.
"Angel" is one of my very fav episodes out of all 7 seasons of Buffy. Yes, Scott Brazil did an amazing job in directing that episode which contained so much information about the Buffy/Angel verse.

I was a big fan of his work on “The Shield,” “Nip/Tuck” and, of course, “Buffy.” There are tons of bonus features of his interviews and episode commentaries in “The Shield” DVD sets. I highly recommend them to anyone interested in production of a television show from a director’s prospective. I’ll watch them again in his memory. This was very sad and shocking news. We have lost one of the most talented people working in television today.
I'm so sorry to hear that. Condolences to his family.
pliny: thanks for posting that. I am a big fan of The Shield and I am ashamed to say that I was unaware of his involvement with it, or his involvement with actual Whedonverse projects. I intend to -- in what I hope is a fitting tribute -- listen to those commentaries you mentioned ASAP. Angel is also one of my top reasons, after Prophecy Girl, for rating season 1 of BtVS higher than most seem to. I will definitely miss him. What a sad loss.
There's a really good follow-up article at the Hollywood Reporter which discusses his work. It's well worth reading.
Sorry to hear this. I didn't know of him but it sounds like I should have. Condolences to his loved ones.

('Hill Street Blues' to 'The Shield', one groundbreaking show to another, quite a body of work to leave behind).
How very, very sad. Condolences to his family and dear ones, of course.

On a more upbeat note, I've been meaning to watch "the Shield" for quite some time, hearing that it shares a director with the "Angel"-episode is wonderful news, because it was indeed excellent. Sigh.
God bless, and may he rest in peace.

From my extensive time spent preparing my own Buffy database of sorts, I am very familiar with his's sad to see him go.
Loki: The Shield shares more in common with the Whedonverse than that: Shawn Ryan is the show runner, and Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain are two of the main writers, all of whom worked on Angel (the series).
Damn, he must have been a tough guy. To struggle with both ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and Lyme disease, and he was still working up until his last week. My hat is off to him, both for that and for his strong body of work.

My condolences to his family and loved ones.

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