That is an example of an inept use of an effect best reserved for still photography that has only rarely really worked well in films.
It isn't a matter of being stylistically dated, just that it looks bad, both then (ogod SO bad in the theater you wanted to check your contact lenses) & now. TMP's use of soft or bounce lights didn't help, either. . .
If you want 'stylistically dated' then maybe you should look at Coppola's DRACULA, which used hand-cranked cameras at times (and to pretty good effect.)
The dual-focus diopter lens was popular among certain film directors, including Wise, during the 1970s.
No kidding? Wise made HINDENBURG
, which is why I used that as a specific example, and put its use in context with respect to lighting (the part of my post you snipped out above.)