The biggest question so far about "Killing Them Softly" was what kind of tone it was going to strike. Would it contain the same existential aura of Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford"? Or would it be a more mainstream thriller? Well, how about somewhere between the two? The first clip is a pretty great little scene, with Sam Shepard and Slaine (who you'll recognize from "The Town") showing up on the trailer doorstep of Ray Liotta and roughing him up. But in a great bit of camerawork, instead of showing us what's going on indoors, Dominik's camera stays outside and slowly pans to the backdoor where Liotta is thrown out over the railing. Fantastic. Gritty and kinda funny too.