Ironically, Kodak (who's bankruptcy was announced today invented the digital camera but surrendered the manufacture to Asia - - believing that it would never replace film.
Every film they made had its differences, Kodachrome gave great reds and yellows, but required special processing. Ektachrome was for blues and greens and could be processed at home. The B&W films ran the gamut of speeds and graininess. Every one of them required some thought to composition, lighting, focus and exposure - - you paid for the chemicals, the time and the paper - - pointing and shooting cost money. I think the digital world has opened the art and hobby to many more folks than film ever would, but it saddens me to see instant gratification replacing that anticipation of waiting for the image to appear in the developer or opening that packet of photos on the way home from the drugstore.
Paul Simon sure made a lot of money off it, and never took a picture. But probably to most evocative words are from Josh Williams' Kodak 1955 -- "little letters in the corner Kodak 1955." (sorry, no video)