The scene where they trudge through the sand is very similar.
Gerry tells Gerry when they are next to the bonfire how he "conquered Thebes"
The video game the two boys play, before going on their killing spree, features two characters, looking and dressing exactly like the two title characters of Van Sant's previous film. The director commented on that connection in an interview with Roger Ebert.
making of documentary
Fast motion scene of a camera going down a path and stopping at Jon along it, with him looking at the camera.
Director is a fan of GVS work.
"This movie is like Gerry on wheels"
Oancitizen points out the same salt flat location that was used in this movie.
mentioned among New Queer Cinema movies
Snob chastises Oancitizen for reviewing this film
"...if you waited long enough, you might see Gerry being filmed over the ridge."
movie is reviewed
recalling the last Van Sant movie he's reviewed
Oan recalls the last movie he reviewed that had long, boring and unbroken shots.