Cryptic Movie Title Meanings II

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Can you name the title for each movie from the explanation of its meaning/origin?

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It's the middle name of the famous composer the film studies, but also means 'beloved of God' in Latin1984
Based on the memoir 'Wiseguy,' this gangster film changed its title (to a word only used once in the film) due to an unrelated TV series taking the book's title1990
Named after a 1977 Italian film the director likes, also featuring a commando mission in WWII. Where the extra/changed letters come from is anyone's guess2009
The woman of this Hitchcock film's title isn't in a single scene, but her specter haunts the entire film1940
From a neighborhood in Rio De Janeiro founded as a refuge for city's undesirables2002
This Vietnam film's title derives from a type of ammunition which doesn't mushroom on impact1987
From the cold city that this Coen Bros crime film spends but one scene in1996
This one-letter political thriller gets its title from a shortening of the Greek word for 'He is alive'1969
This Tom Green comedy somehow snuck past the MPAA and made a title from the allegations of molestation Green makes against his father2001
Despite the title, this movie features no large bodies of water. Rather, it's the main character's surname and the number refers to his criminal cohorts1960/2001
Though it sounds like people are searching for Goodwill, in fact the title refers to the main character's maturation and improvement 1997
It's the name of one of the big early music numbers and a plot point of the film, but also means 'ripped' or 'torn,' like the friendships in the musical2005
War is ironic: on the day in 1918 when the main character finally dies, the dispatch from the otherwise-uneventful trench read ______________1930
Similar to the style of the movie, the title refers to a genre of short stories presented in a magazine format, typically printed on cheaply made paper1994
It sounds like the animal the film is based around, and is a traditional Proven├žal stewed vegetable dish2007
This meta film's title comes from the fact that Fellini had previously directed six feature films, two short films and one colloboration1963
Named for an army of environmentalists that the scientists in the future theorize wiped out humanity 1995
So-named because the film's bank robbery and subsequent fracas take place on one hot August day1975
In reference to the mythical tower humanity tried to build before God punished man for his hubris with different languages2006
A figure in Norse mythology, and the codename for a plot to assassinate Hitler and take over Germany2008

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