Originally Posted by Killer
And All I asked was essentially, If I was watching The Dark Night, or Interstellar, how many minutes would be in Cinemascope versus how many minutes would be in "other" aspect ratio and wondering if someone had that figured out.
If that's what you wanted to know, the initial question was not worded very clearly.
The problem is that in many of these variable-ratio movies, the screen ratio flips back and forth rapidly, sometimes multiple times per scene, so it's difficult to quantify how much time is spent in any one ratio.
I did a full breakdown of the aspect ratio changes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen a while back. That movie has a number of IMAX shots that only last a few seconds before flipping back to scope for another few seconds, then IMAX, then scope, then IMAX, etc. The Devastator scene at the end flitters back and forth enough to give a person a seizure.
Star Trek: Into Darkness is very similar with its use of IMAX.
In the original Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan switched to IMAX for most of the big action scenes, but would also occasionally insert a 10- or 15-second establishing shot to start a regular scene in IMAX too. The more of these movies he makes, the more he pushes to use as much IMAX as he can. The Dark Knight Rises has a larger percentage of IMAX than The Dark Knight did (and it's used much less purposefully; random shots will switch to IMAX for no discernible reason other than that he was able to get an IMAX camera into the location that day). Allegedly, Dunkirk is about 70% IMAX.