Director Penny Lane ("Our Nixon") pieces the story together using soundbites of Brinkley's radio programming, old photos and family videos, interviews with historians and experts, newspaper clippings, and, most predominantly, animated dramatizations of scenes from Brinkley's life. Each "chapter" is animated by a different artist. While some are more effective in expressing Brinkley's charismatic, manipulative character than others, the divergent sequences come together like patchwork. The visual variations create abrupt shifts in voice and focus, rendering the truth increasingly unclear. The only solid pieces to hold onto, it seems, are artifacts from Brinkley's life—news headlines proclaiming the "success" of his surgeries, his voice recorded for his radio programs, images of happy patients—which point to a more pleasant story than reality. The man was a media mogul; he controlled his own narrative.