I watched the 1971 Persuasion again last night. And yes it does suffer from 70’s film technique and less quality but I still think it’s pretty good. It certainly doesn’t rush and the characters are much better developed. I don’t think it deserves the poor reviews it has received. There were certainly great efforts made by the actors although they did lack some of the polish of modern Hollywood actors (but I imagine they made the movie in far less takes than actors now enjoy).