Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, directed by Jon Foy, is a 2011 independent documentary film about the Toynbee tile phenomenon. The film was selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary category, and Foy won the category’s Directing Award.

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  • cassy

    Wow, amazing story and film!

  • Juan

    this was amazing.

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  • JimmyD

    Captivating…. however it looks like they have all since given up! is now a site for reviewing toys!?!? I looked it up and there seem to be a ton of people linking to it in the past so it must have at one point been about the tiles… hmmmm

  • Sevy

    How do the tiles get stuck in the road without breaking?
    A sheet of tar is laid over the tile, when a car goes over it the sheet of tar sticks to the car tyre and the tile is pushed into the road???

    • possible

      Something like that I imagine. According to Wikipedea the “tiles” are made from linoleum and pavement repair compound. They’re probably very thin – more like a giant asphalt sticker than a ceramic tile.

  • messenger

    link is dead

  • ozzk

    haha hehehe… “Toynbee idea, Toynbee idea” as he ran.. ūüėÄ lol

  • mariele

    Beautiful story, thank you.

  • Beth

    Very Intriguing and satisfying documentary. Loved it. Good for you Steve.

  • Roj

    The story has the potential of making an interesting documentary but sadly this drags on far too long – worth watching but don’t attempt to watch if you’re feeling sleepy!

  • REALLY??

    What a load of nonsense

  • vadeux

    that was great…i actually Was tired and it kept me up though :)

  • time

    amazing watch//