There are two big problems with film in photography: 1. The most important problem is scanning. You still cannot find a scanner that is at the same time: cheap; quick; high quality. 2. Cost. This is not a deal-breaker and it isn't always a problem. Black & white film is very cheap, relative to slide film, which is eye-poppingly expensive. But in cinema, those two problems don't really exist. I mean, film is very expensive. But other production costs are, too. You cannot seriously make a TV show without good cast, agents, crew, producers, etc. Film is just part of that cost. So in relative terms, it's not a huge deal. And as far as scanning goes, it's relatively easy, in part because it's always the lab's job. But movie film is standardized. Once you set up a roll, the rest is automated. The closest equivalent in photography is APS, which allows easy scanning, but that is not well supported by either labs or manufacturers. Try finding a mechanical M mount rangefinder camera which takes APS film. The Flextight X5 is the only scanner that I'm impressed with. It does not exaggerate graininess, unlike the other scanners. But it's not just expensive, it's slow. So forget it. I would love, love, love to shoot more film. I'd even be interested in pre-paid slide film, like Kodachrome used to be. The challenge of nailing exposure, among other things, makes slide film such great stuff. But with problems like this, it's easy to use digital cameras for everything.