Is film dead ? No, it’s alive and well in medium format photography.
If you want my opinion I think 35mm film is a waste of time, but as I used to teach film and old processes until last year I still think there’s a roll, sorry role, for film, namely medium format. I never use my Bronica 6×4.5 now (you can make me an offer ) but I do use my Mamiya RB 67 and my panoramic 120 format Noblex – occasionally.The cost of a medium format digital back for a medium format camera is for most people prohibitive – besides 120 film is quite cheap, as is processing which one could do oneself of course, or use C41 lab processing which is what I do.
It’s also still possible to find Polaroid 665 pos/neg BW film as well. A really beautiful slow film. With 665 it’s best to overexpose by a stop to get a useless, overexposed print – that way you’ll get a good negative. It doesn’t even need fixing – washing it well under running water is sufficient. On location you can even wait till you get back to civilisation as the gell doesn’t dry hard for hours. You can buy it on Ebay or Amazon.
I use a whistle to attract people’s attention – they love it! I used it in the British Museum because I wanted to hand-hold and also tilt the camera. I have a 2 metre long print hanging on our wall at home, you can pick out every detail.