Human memory can be funny. Sometimes, all it takes is a single word, smell, or image to bring back a flood of memories and ideas, even years later.
That’s what pictographs of the sort in this article are meant to do. For example, when they’re used in a movie poster, they work to call up the memory of an entire movie and the feelings you associate with it in a single image.
Leaving Las Vegas
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Up In the Air