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  • U2 Ordinary Love , Buster Keaton

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    Buster Keaton struggles with ordinary love in the 1925 silent film classic "Seven Chances". Seven Chances is a 1925 American comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton, based on a play written by Roi Cooper Megrue, produced in 1916 by David Belasco. Additional cast members include T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards and Ruth Dwyer. Jean Arthur, a future star, has an uncredited supporting role.
    art, arrdvarks,
    I do not own the copyright to this song. The goal is to educate a new crowd of silent film buffs to the power of the music from the soundtrack! This is a fair use of one song from the soundtrack to the new movie: 'Mandela:Long Walk To Freedom' available at: http://www.u2.com/index/home

    Plot: Jimmy Shannon (Buster Keaton) is the junior partner in the brokerage firm of Meekin and Shannon, which is on the brink of financial ruin. A lawyer (who they dodged, mistakenly believing he was trying to add to their woes) finally manages to inform Jimmy of the terms of his grandfather's will. He will inherit seven million dollars if he is married by 7:00 p.m. on his 27th birthday, which happens to be that same day.

    Shannon immediately seeks out his sweetheart, Mary Jones, who readily accepts his proposal. However, when he clumsily explains why they have to get married that day, she breaks up with him.

    He returns to the country club to break the news to his partner and the lawyer. Though Jimmy's heart is set on Mary, Meekin persuades him to try proposing to other women to save them both from ruin or even possibly jail. He has Jimmy look in the club's dining room; Jimmy knows seven women there (the chances of the title). Each turns him down. In desperation, Jimmy asks any woman he comes across. Even the hat check girl rejects him. He finally finds one who agrees, but it turns out she is underage when her mother spots her and takes her away.
    Meanwhile, Mary's mother persuades her to reconsider. She writes a note agreeing to marry Jimmy and sends the hired hand to deliver it.

    Unaware of this, Meekin has his partner's predicament (and potential inheritance) printed in the newspaper, asking would-be brides to go to the Broad Street Church at 5 p.m. Hordes of veiled women descend on the place. When they spot Jimmy (who had fallen asleep on a pew), they begin to fight over him. Then the clergyman appears and announces he believes it all to be a practical joke. Infuriated, the women chase after Jimmy. While hiding, he gets Mary's note. He races to Mary's house, pursued by furious females. Along the way, he accidentally starts an avalanche, which drives away the mob.

    When he gets to Mary's home, Meekin shows him his watch; he is minutes too late. Mary still wants to marry him, money or no, but he refuses to let her share his impending disgrace. Fortunately, when he leaves, he sees by the church clock that Meekin's watch is fast. He and Mary wed just in time.

    Seven years later, they have seven children in tow.
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    Ordinary Love.
    U2 singing the soundtrack. As a long time fan of the band. This song is one of the best ever. Haunting.
    The more you listen, the more incredible it becomes. Lyrically phenomenal. Featured in the coming
    movie "Ordinary Love" about Nelson Mandella.
    arrdvarks, art
    #busterkeaton #u2ordinarylove #u2
    Lyrics
    The sea wants to kiss the golden shore
    The sunlight warms your skin
    All the beauty that's been lost before
    Wants to find us again

    I can't fight you anymore
    It's you I'm fighting for
    The sea throws rock together
    But time leaves us polished stones

    We can't fall any further
    If we can't feel ordinary love
    We cannot reach any higher
    If we can't deal with ordinary love

    Birds fly high in the summer sky
    And rest on the breeze
    The same wind will take care of you and
    I will build our house in the trees

    Your heart is on my sleeve
    Did you put there with a magic marker
    For years I would believe
    That the world couldn't wash it away

    'Cause we can't fall any further
    If we can't feel ordinary love
    We cannot reach any higher
    If we can't deal with ordinary love

    Are we tough enough
    For ordinary love

    We can't fall any further
    If we can't feel ordinary love
    We cannot reach any higher
    If we can't deal with ordinary love

    We can't fall any further
    If we can't feel ordinary love
    We cannot reach any higher
    If we can't deal with ordinary love Show less
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