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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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  1. What a great documentary! It wasnt ever about the culmination. It was about the journey there.

  2. Pretty good. Well-made, evidence-based, and there’s a decent enough payoff for sitting through it.

  3. Has no one made contact with sevi since?

  4. I really enjoyed this documentary! I will definitely be watching again!

  5. amazing watch//

  6. that was great…i actually Was tired and it kept me up though 🙂

  7. What a load of nonsense

  8. 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!

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

  10. Beautiful story, thank you.

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

  12. link is dead

  13. 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???

    • 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.

  14. Captivating…. however it looks like they have all since given up! http://www.toynbee.net 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

  15. this was amazing.

  16. Wow, amazing story and film!