Well, it is all too complicated for my poor brain. I think a lot of factors will determine if film prices go up or down and the price of silver is only one of those. If the Chinese stop exporting rare earth metals to Japan, the US and the European Union, like they say they might, then fancy-dancy electronic thingamabobs will skyrocket in price and people will dust off the old film cameras because gigetal-digiaal cameras are too expensive.
Or those fancy-dancy thingamabobs will be made only in China.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.