By Mandi Bierly
Updated June 04, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

I realize we should be blogging the fact that Francis Ford Coppola told Movieline that he doesn’t think there should have been a second and third Godfather film. (“I don’t think Godfather ever should have had more than one movie, actually,” he said, when asked about old rumors of him being involved in a potential fourth film. “It was not a serial, it was a drama. The first movie wrapped up everything. To make more than one Godfather was just greed.”) But it’s actually what he said next that caught my eye. “Some things lend themselves to being serialized, but there’s also a law of diminishing returns. I mean, even as demonstrated with Godfather, once it shows you its stuff and has all these things you’ve never seen before, then each time you make it again, it’s gotta be less interesting. Although!”

“What?” the writer asked.

“I saw the coming attractions for Sherlock Holmes, and at first I thought, ‘What the hell is that? Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr.?’ And then I watched it, and I thought it was really interesting. Have you seen the attraction for it?”

He still calls trailers “coming attractions”! You kinda want to hug him now, too, right? I love hearing veterans of the business talk about something that managed to surprise them. I just got an image of me, Coppola, a bottle of wine, and a print of Sherlock Holmes in a screening room… Wait, did I just fantasize about Francis Ford Coppola? If you want to hear more from the director, whose new film Tetro hits theaters June 11, check out the series debut of Hollywood’s Best Film Directors tonight (Reelz, 8:30 p.m. ET).

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