Translated into contemporary film dialogue by Neil Gaiman and Jack Fletcher, the English language adaption remains entirely faithful to Miyazaki’s vital themes: about indigenous people trying to maintain their way of life; about the struggle to live as human beings in wild places; about the conflict between progress and the environment; about the beauty and nobility of the animal world; about the ability of good and evil to exist in the very same person; and, most of all, about the power that myths exert upon the imagination and soul.