Anne K. Black, Jason Faller, and Katherine Swigert
Pride and Prejudice
Adapting a novel for the screen, particularly a well-loved and much-read novel, is a tricky business. In adapting Jane Austen's classic work Pride and Prejudice, screenwriters Anne Black, Jason Faller, and Katherine Swigert have captured the essence of Austen's novel by retelling the story in a modern setting among Latter-day Saint characters. The preoccupation Mormon culture has with marrying off its young adults is strangely similar to the rituals of meeting and marrying described with such insight and wit by Austen, which makes this contemporary version ring true. The screenplay translates the story from early-nineteenth-century society into a recognizable modern analogue, making it accessible to those who are unfamiliar with the book without sacrificing any of the authenticity demanded by lifelong fans. The result is a charming tribute to a great work of literature. The Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to present its award for Film Adaptation to Anne K. Black, Jason Faller, and Katherine Swigert.