9It was inspired by the films of Robert Altman
A lot of critics have been jokingly referring to Velvet Buzzsaw as Final Destination as directed by Robert Altman. So, it should come as no surprise that Altman was a big influence on Dan Gilroy’s direction of the movie.
He explained, “It’s set in the world of contemporary art in Los Angeles,
and it’s got a Robert Altman-like large ensemble cast. It’s got a The Player vibe to it. There’s a large cast and we’re moving around from person to person as we move through this world. The story is being told through these different characters.”