Waldo Lydecker's massive ego is tipped off from the beginning of this film. "I shall never forget..." He felt like he was the only person in the world after learning of Laura's death. Only he really knew Laura. He tells McPherson that he is the most misquoted man in America. Ordinarily we would likely be turned off by such a self-centered character, but Waldo is also very funny and his engaging narrative, which drops out after the opening is compelling--and snarky. A great opening.