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Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyouda, Ichirou Nagai, etc.

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The adventurous princess Nausicaa, who spends a large amount of her time exploring the Toxic Jungle, is the heiress to Jhil, ruler of the kingdom of the Valley of the Wind.
One day that an aircraft from the city of Pejite crashes in the Valley of the Wind, leaving among its ruins a large stone.
Shortly after, King Jhil is murdered by the invading Tolmekain army, which is led by Kushana, who intends to resurrect the monster contained within the stone for the purpose of burning down the Toxic Jungle which has been encroaching upon human land. Nausicaa believes that the jungle exists for the purpose of cleansing the earth of its ancient pollutants, an thus attempts to convince Kushana to both leave the Valley of the Wind and spare the Toxic Jungle.
The review of this Movie prepared by Adam



Nausicaš, the princess of a small nordic type nation in the Valley of the Wind, lives in a world devastated by the "Seven Days of Fire". Huge ecosystems have evolved to rid the world of pollutants, but the flora and fauna in them are extremely toxic to humans. Humans perceive these ecosystems as dangerous and a plague (they expand rapidly, and humans are unaware of their function as poison filters). Groups of humans flee the expanding ecosystems and end up in the Valley of the Wind. They try to take over the land from the previous occupants. Nausicaš comes to realize the real function of the ecosystems and tries to save them from being destroyed by other humans.

The most lyrical and beautiful of Hayao Miyazaki's films, was adapted from his manga. It is undeniably his best film.
Deals in an early manner with some of the issues that would show up later in "Princess Mononoke".
1984 / 116 minutes. (Avoid at all costs something called "Warriors of the Wind" it is an edited version of this excellent film). Highly Recommended.

The review of this Movie prepared by Herman the German








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact    -   Yes Explore plotlet:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomenon    -   surviving elements on alien planet If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Generally friendly 1st contact with aliens?    -   Yes Environmental disaster?    -   surviving environmental effects of disaster (no mad max gangs) Cartoon?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen Has special powers?    -   Yes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Mountains?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   prison    -   fort/castle    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Tone of movie    -   upbeat    -   fearful Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs    -   exploding spaceships    -   exotic spaceships    -   exotic aliens    -   exotic big cities    -   exotic alien landscape Is this movie based on a    -   comics

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