Once in a while an older film does bump up against the limitations of the time it was made. And occasionally a film still shines because it manages to not be hampered by such limitations.
This makes me think of some superhero films. Much of of we've been getting lately would really have been scaled back drastically or even impossible before. The 1978 Superman
was just barely able to get by and even that shows the limitations of the day. Spider-Man
and Iron Man
would have been impossible to do before they were done.