Film is not dead. It is very easy to assume that Film has very firmly had its coffin nailed shut and then buried 10ft under ground. Film clung onPhotochemical origination probably carried on in mainstream use for longer than was really technically necessary.
It a subtle indication of the fact that the people in this business, even at fairly senior decision-making levels, are generally there for reasons other than sheer financial self-interest. At its peak, possibly in the early 1970s, there were at least half a dozen companies making motion picture Film stock. 3M is mentioned as having various 16mm positive and print stocks, Agfa made Film in 16 and 35mm, and while Dupont is last mentioned as making movie Film in 1969, Ilford made black and white until 2003 and Fuji until 2013. Even….