has a kind of amber obscurity that feels appropriate for the movie, based on what lowery has said about it. and beyond clarity or mellifluousness, it seems important that your title reflects a quality back onto you. the thing i like about the title is that no other movie would be titled this.
he's blogged about outside pressure to change the title, and i guess if he'd wanted to he would have. he seems willing to accept the trade of some people not liking it or understanding it for a kind of artistic cohesiveness.
if we're in confessional mode, i'm worried about the period setting. worried about nostalgic amplification, romanticizing. curious what the period setting will bring to the movie, besides art department treasures. agree with soderbergh that most period stuff would work just as well in a modern context. st. nick worked in a kind of timeless way that transcended period considerations, why wouldn't that have worked here? will find out.