Check out this article from the atlantic about classic 35mm films. Film is such a great medium, but like everything, it degrades over time and digital transfers should be done deliberately and with care.
We were following the progress of Hurricane Sandy and ran across this footage of the 1938 hurricane that hit New England. There's some interesting undercranked clips and the like, the feel of film just adds something that's very difficult to fake.
WOW! Recently discovered film of Mark Twain! Apparently this is the only know footage of one of the greatest American authors. Check your closets, you'll never know what treasures you'll find there.