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We shall consider in detail Branigan's discussion of the invisible observer to see if it constitutes part of the knowledge necessary for a spectator to motivate and comprehend the shots in Wings of Desire focalised around the angels.
Conventionally, spectators would comprehend this shot as non-focalised, but here it is focalised around Damiel.
The shot of him descending is initially internally focalised (we experience his optical point-of-view as he descends from the top of the tent to ground level).
The camera's placement and movement are therefore motivated by and are internally focalised around Damiel.