One of the keys to being a good hard boiled detective is the smirk. You need to have that look on your face that even when faced with inevitable doom, you know something someone else doesn’t. You get the joke. You alone know the truth. I tried to capture some of Humphrey Bogart’s classic “smirkiness” in this picture. I even stole the pose from him. He was, and still is, the definitive live-action version of the pulp detective.