I've seen this film countless times. It's one of Miyazaki's earlier ones based off a manga he wrote (I have read the manga too which is much darker).
One interesting thing that was brought up at the discussion last Saturday was that usually his main characters "grow" a lot but Nausicaa seems to begin exceptional and remain that way. I think this is a fascinating topic and I can definitely see the argument for it. Did anyone else notice this? Any other comments about the movie?